This art work is influenced by a discovery of a 2000 years old Islamic carpet fragment. The fragment shows only a tiny detail of the design elements, however, after 2000 years the colour pallet was as bold as the day it was created.
Lane Hawkins is a Nelson based contemporary weaver. His current work reflects the Māori practice of tukutuku weaving to produce both contemporary and traditional designs. Lane harvests locally using Kiekie (Freycinetiabanksia) and Pīngao - Golden sand sedge (Ficinia). To create his patterns, these plants are used naturally or dyed.