Raewyn Hildreth

Raewyn Hildreth is a flax weaver who lives in Whitianga on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand.

She harvests, dyes and weaves NZ flax (harakeke) grown on her property. Flax is a familiar plant to most New Zealanders, yet because of its naturally occurring abundance, its potential is often overlooked. She loves the process of taking ordinary flax leaves and transforming
them into pieces of art.

Raewyn learned raranga (weaving) from Te Wananga o Aotearoa (has a Bachelor of Maori Visual Art) and after a few years of experimenting, documenting and photographing her work, has gone on to produce contemporary woven bodices. These are now available as limited edition prints.

*Please Note: The artwork displayed on this page is an example of this artists portfolio in the OBV Gallery.


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