Kim Fraser

Te Arai o Hako 1999
Korowai 2 - Mylar, acetate, feathers, wool threads, trims
140 x 150 cm
"This work draws on the form of Maori Korowai (cloaks) to embody my perceptions of the changes of land use and land rights that our people have experienced over the last 159 years. It reflects the changing nature from the reality of the days of our Tipuna (ancestors), the 'old world', to the reality of our people today."



Kim Fraser
Born 1961
(Ngati Hako)
Born in Tokoroa, New Zealand and descends from the Hauraki gulf tribe of Ngati Hako. Fraser has worked and achieved international acclaim as one of New Zealand's cutting edge Fashion designers. Her garments are to be found in museums throughout New Zealand.
“My work draws form the rich traditions of weaving and Maori adornment, referencing Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and heritage.”

1) Te Arai o Hako 1999
a) Mylar, colour photocopy, acetate, paper, feathers (bantum, rooster, pheasant),trims
140 x 150 cm
b) Mylar, acetate, feathers (bantum,rooster, pheasant), wool threads, trims
140 x 150 cm
2) Piupui 2000
a) Te Ao Tawhito (The Old World)
Harekeke (NZ Flax), muka fibre, polyseter satin, grimp, braid
22 x 61 cm
b) Te Ao Hurihuri (The Changing World)
Harekeke, muka, polyester statin, grimp, braid
22 x 46 cm
c) Sustainable Mangement
Harekeke, exposed muka, polyster satin, grimp, braid
22 x 46 cm

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