23 Jan 2021

Veranoa Hetet: 'I weave, I breathe'

From The Weekend with Karyn Hay , 9:06 am on 23 January 2021

Veranoa Hetet has weaving in her DNA. Hailing from Waiwhetu in Lower Hutt, Veranoa comes from a long line of weavers and has a lifetime’s experience in crafting intricate Māori cloaks, garments and kete. These days, Veranoa is passing on her vast knowledge of traditional weaving in “the modern way” - via online courses via the Hetet School of Maori Art. She also has an exhibition at The Dowse gallery in Lower Hutt, which is open until the end of February. 

Master weaver Veranoa Hetet.

Master weaver Veranoa Hetet. Photo: Creating Potential, 2021 at The Dowse. Photos by Mark Tantrum.

Works by Veranoa Hetet on display at The Dowse gallery.

Works by Veranoa Hetet on display at The Dowse gallery. Photo: Creating Potential, 2021 at The Dowse (install view). Photos by Mark Tantrum.

Works by Veranoa Hetet on display at The Dowse gallery.

Works by Veranoa Hetet on display at The Dowse gallery. Photo: Creating Potential, 2021 at The Dowse (install view). Photos by Mark Tantrum.

You can find Veranoa on Twitter here.