Today I want to talk about my moko’s korowai that I made. My cousin Pat makes korowai and I asked her to make me one for my daughter to wear at graduation. So I went to Auckland to pick up the korowai and I was privileged enough to help finish the korowai with Pat. She had left putting on the band at the top for me to do. It was not easy but we soon sorted out her sewing machine and finished the korowai.
She told me we would make one for my moko next. So she showed me what to do. I was very happy that my cousin Pat was there to guide me through this journey. By midnight that night moko’s korowai was completed. It was the best learning experience and we had fun, I am really happy with the final products.
Do you have korowai at your centre? I know that at my last centre they had a korowai that the children wore for their last day before moving on to big school.
Where did you get your korowai from? I will try and find some stockists of korowai to put on my site so you can access these if you need to. Try your local marae they may know who makes them in your area.
Kia pai to ra