“Everything is done by hand from extraction to spinning to dying to weaving to designs. The fibre preparation is labour intensive, as all fibre is spun between the hand and bare leg. There are minimal modernisms beyond the use of a Stanley knife to make incisions into the flax leaf instead of a mussel shell; I use pots and gas to extract the dyes from native fauna instead of wooden bowls, heating and boiling dyes by stones. So that’s why I say minimal intrusions.”
Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
Sunday and Holidays, open 12-5
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