Annette -ZOMOOI-

weaver in Mangawhai, New Zealand

ZOMOOI

[zo mooi: Dutch; adjective: a pleasure for the eye, so beautiful]

It was a stall with traditional Māori, woven kete (baskets) that caught my eye.

The use of natural material in combination with cultural and traditional techniques and patterns, struck me.

Wow!

That day, at a Cultural Event, celebrating the Art from the Pacific region, my weaving journey began.

And a world of creative weavers welcomed me. Thanks to Master Weaver Veranoa Hetet's knowledge and inspiring way of teaching, I learned to weave this beautiful way myself; creating something of value with love.

Her lessons installed a great respect and value of Māori Art; Toi Māori Aotearoa in me.

Where I am from; the lowlands of the Netherlands.

And where I am now, the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa, New Zealand,

both places merge like warp and weft in my weaving. Making it contemporary.

It is time that I share what I create with you.

Start with the pictures of the baskets at the top of this Bio and learn more about my contemporary/traditional weaving as you go.

You can follow my weaving journey on Instagram too. https://www.instagram.com/zomooi_weaver

And if you wish to reply, ask a question or are interested in an item, you can contact me through Instagram or click the Contact Me button above.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Welcome at ZOMOOI.

  • Education
    • Hetet School of Māori Art, Wellington 2017-present
    • Unitec Marae Auckland Evening Classes 2003