Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 3
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Urewera.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

Tall, bendy, but strong durable blades. Medium green with red margins and keel. Very bright salmon red at base of plant and inside the base of the cut blade. Has few, very tall kōrari.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

A favourite whāriki harakeke in the Urewera. Rene writes "The 88 year-old lady who gave me my original plant was a very skilled craftswoman who had helped produce many fine patterned whāriki which have been in use for many years in the local meeting houses tucked in the hills of the Urewera.î Also a fine kete varietyódo not boil, but drag through boiling water. The roots were roasted on hot stones, then macerated into a very effective poultice for abscesses.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Medium amount of muka extracts easily and cleanly. Para removes effortlessly. Quality of muka strong.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Leaves harvested four days prior to weaving. Perfectly pliable and leathery. Lovely raranga flax.

Information sources:

Source: Rene Orchiston Rene Orchiston Source: Katarina Tawiri Katarina Tawiri Source: Rob Smissen Rob Smissen Source: Sue Scheele Sue Scheele