Harakeke (New Zealand Flax)

Harakeke (New Zealand Flax)

This is a goauche trombe l’oeil illustration about New Zealand Flax and flax weaving. Harakeke is the Maori word for flax and flax weaving. I learned a new hobby of flax weaving while living in New Zealand from 2006 to 20011 and the basket (kete) in the painting is one I wove.