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The Sisal Plant is abundant, robust and does not need fertiliser to grow.
Long stems are taken and stripped, revealing their cream natural colour.
The strands form into a ball.
The Mutuluku Tree
A piece of bark from this precious tree is used to dye the balls of Sisal.
This ancient Bio-Design process can be applied to various other trees creating different colours.
After the bark is left in hot water, the colour starts to show.
The balls of Sisal are placed inside to soak for several hours.
Ancient Indigenous Bio-Design