Abe is a 58-year-old Maori man and lives on family land in Takahiwai, North Auckland.
He “knots” native trees when they are saplings and leaves them for 15-25 years. He learnt this from his father and has been doing this since he was a young boy.
Follow Abe as he takes us through a process that can take up to 25 years and see the final results of his unique craft that he gifts to whanau and friends.
THIS FILM SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS 2: TE ARA with
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