Piupiu is usually made from flax leaves that are carefully prepared with the muka or flax fibre exposed at one end for joining onto a band and in sections to create geometric patterns on the garment. The unscraped leaves curl naturally into tubes as they dry. On this piece I have substituted copper detailing to create a pattern and added feather and crystal decorative details.
Piupiu (Dried and Rolled Harakeke)
Copper Detail, Smoky Quartz and Feather