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Meleta Bennett

Tumu (Head of Te Rito)
  • Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ranginui
Wānanga
Te Rito

Description Meleta is Tumu of Te Rito (Head of the National Weaving School). Previously a weaving tutor at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Rotorua, Meleta has shared her knowledge of this art form for the last 10 years. Passing on the cultural skills and practices of the elders and creating links for future generation of weavers. Although contemporary, Meleta’s work is influenced by and utilises customary techniques and materials with examples of her work exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recently she has been engaging with the wider indigenous weaving community, through cross cultural indigenous gatherings both here in Aotearoa and the U.S.A.

Meleta is Tumu of Te Rito (Head of the National Weaving School). Previously a weaving tutor at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Rotorua, Meleta has shared her knowledge of this art form for the last 10 years. Passing on the cultural skills and practices of the elders and creating links for future generation of weavers. Although contemporary, Meleta’s work is influenced by and utilises customary techniques and materials with examples of her work exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recently she has been engaging with the wider indigenous weaving community, through cross cultural indigenous gatherings both here in Aotearoa and the U.S.A.

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