Hīnaki Wrap - Whero
Please note the merino used will be either a rib or un ribbed knit both high quality NZ made fabric light to mid weight
This print depicting both Kupenga (nets) and different types of Hīnaki (eel pots) being intricately woven works of art.
With recent events happening globally and locally as a print designer I always look to explore the human experience and the elements of its affect. I enjoyed taking this time to just read books looking back at past Maori life to inspire the new.
Kupenga although just nets, to me are a beautiful visual of self sufficiency but also belonging, in this print I tried to depict each piece as a collective of objects but also narratives of the importance of our physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing in the pursuit of a meaningful life.
I wanted to give this garment a beautiful drape we used 2-3 metres of NZ made Merino sewn in Rotorua and double printed with two Hīnaki print on either side.
Care - gentle cool hand wash dry flat no need to iron just fold or hang up
There are so many ways to wear this hooded wrap I'm currently uploading a style session under Hīnaki on our IG stories check this out for more style ideas!