|Source||Tairawhiti (East Coast).|
Short, bendy, bright yellow-green blades, giving the bush a yellowish appearance.
Very valuable for kete as it dries to a clear yellow when boiled for half a minute. Gives good contrast for patterns when used with other cultivars. When unboiled, it dries to rich bronze-golden shades. Not a muka variety.
|Muka extraction||Small amount of fine muka. Often breaks off because of weak fibre.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Beautiful raranga flax, reminding me of Mawaru. Easy to soften, pliable, good for beginners. Whenu very yellow towards tip. Some whenu brake when softening. For small projects where no strength is required.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|