Kete Remembered (feast dish) has been woven in honour of the Māori weavers who so graciously hosted me in Aotearoa. The top rim recalls the plait work of the kete, this time using yellow-cedar bark from the Northwest Coast. The pāua (New Zealand abalone) shell decorations echo the use of abalone on Tlingit feast dishes. The woven band shows alternating patterns: a traditional Ravenstail design adjacent to an interpretation of a Māori taniko pattern, woven Ravenstail-way. At one point, two Ravenstail patterns are placed back to back, indicating the start and finish of my journey. The bowl itself represents the vast Pacific Ocean and inside is nestled the island of my birth, Oahu.
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