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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Puke Ariki

A miserable day on holiday was brightened by a visit to New Plymouth. We walked along the Coastal Walkway and admired Ken Lye’s famous Wind Wand, which bends and flexes in the wind.

P3020545The Wind Wand

The striking Puke Ariki museum is just across from the Coastal Walkway. The museum tells the history of New Plymouth.


I was delighted to find a display of hand crafted items from years gone by. Knitted, stitched, embroidered, all lovingly made by hand and beautifully displayed.


Also displayed was a beautiful white gown, full of pin tucks and lace insertions. The amount of time to construct a dress by hand such as this must be immense.


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