Harakeke New Zealand Flax Clip Art


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Undoubtedly the most important plant to early Māori, and one of Aotearoa’s earliest exports – the versatile flax plant! When 19th-century missionary William Colenso told Māori chiefs that it did not grow in England, they replied ‘How is it possible to live there without it?’

This set contains 60 images (30 colour and 30 blackline) as high quality (300 dpi) PNGs with transparent backgrounds. 

*PLEASE NOTE: This set of images have all been hand drawn and coloured, and because of this may contain quirks and unevenness in places – this is all part of their unique charm and character! As they are hand drawn, they may not be suitable for including in documents larger than A4 size. Please ask if you have further questions. 


• Harakeke/flax plant
• Harakeke/flax leaf
• Harakeke/flax flower stem
• Harakeke/flax being stripped with a shell
• Woven harakeke
• Putiputi (flax flower)
• Piupiu
• Wahakura (Pepi-pod baby basket)
• Woven kete/bag (X2)
• Woven potae/hat
• Whariki/mat
• Muka/flax fibre
• Māori flax working tools (flax cutter & muka pounders)
• Flax cord
• Fish hook & net
• Flaxie (flax cutter with bundle of flax)
• Flax mill
• Flax stripping machine
• Flax fibre being washed
• Flax fibre drying
• Bundled flax fibre
• *Boy with Māori string game
• *Man in harakeke clothing
• *Man with piupiu
• *Lady with Cloak & Kete
• *Girl weaving

**Figures with an asterix are also included in our historic Māori clipart pack