Aotearoa.co.nz The kete are made from NZ flax, Mahi Harakeke.
The Maori craft of kete making has a long history. The Maori used the kete for carrying their food, belongings and taonga (treasures).
Flax can be found throughout New Zealand; it's called flax because of the similarity between it's fibre and that of real flax.
Flax Works is run by Sandra and Michelle:
"We are a mother and daughter team of Maori descent . Our tribal links are Ngapuhi and Tainui. We are flax and fibre weavers who continue a traditional craft handed down from our ancestors.
It is a treasure that is valued and each piece is symbolic and embodied with spiritual and cultural values.
A gift to give as it has been given to us".