weaver in Mangawhai, New Zealand
[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.
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.