WHAT_architecture presents: ‘Hinemihi Tukutuku Weaving Workshop’ Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2012
Hinemihi is a Maori meeting house located within the grounds of Clandon Park, near Guildford, in Surrey. Hinemihi originally comes from Te Wairoa, on the North Island of New Zealand, and her creation was commissioned by Chief Aporo Te Wharekaniwha of the sub-tribe Ngati Hinemihi. To the Maori who built her, Hinemihi was a physical embodiment of an honoured ancestress of Ngati Hinemihi, and Hinemihi is considered to be a living being. Tukutuku are decorative lattice-work panels. These workshops will start the process of creating tukutuku panels for the interior of Hinemihi similar to those that were in the house before she was dismantled and shipped to Britain.