Raranga - Weaving

Kāwai Raupapa - Certificate in Māori Visual Arts

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Start learning raranga at an introductory level. Become part of a rich tradition of cultural expression and explore the techniques, history and tikanga associated with this art form.


You'll learn about:

  • Māori patterns and designs
  • drawing and design
  • technical skill in raranga
  • tikanga and cultural practices relating to raranga.

You'll know how to:

  • harvest and care for resources required for raranga
  • use basic weaving techniques
  • have some knowledge of patterns, forms and symbols
  • have some knowledge of whakapapa and whānau, hapū and iwi traditions.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You may be eligible to enrol in our level 5 diploma, Toi Paematua or pathway into our degree, Maunga Kura Toi.

I want to use my qualification

Use your raranga skills to contribute to your marae and community.


How you'll study:

This programme uses a blended delivery method that includes:

  • face-to-face learning
  • group work
  • tutorials
  • self directed and/or directed learning
  • noho.

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