Annette -ZOMOOI-

weaver in Mangawhai, New Zealand


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

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.

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.


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

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.

Now itis 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 all my contemporary/traditional weaving as you go.

You can follow my weaving journey on Instagram too.

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