One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hand basket woven from flax, especially as a traditional Maori artefact.‘schools should be teaching kids more than just how to weave flax baskets’
- ‘He commented on Maori eating customs when he sent a flax basket to his cousin in France.’
- ‘Both of them carried a big flax basket of ferns.’
- ‘By the prophet's side was a flax basket containing some potatoes and pork.’
- ‘The flax basket was commenced at the bottom and finished at the rim.’
- ‘Some Maori words have been Anglicized to such an extent that they no longer look like Maori words: a kit is a flax basket (in Maori, kete).’
- ‘They signify the long-standing relationship between the two nations in a representation of a traditional Maori flax basket.’
- ‘The arches represent the handles of a Maori kete (a flax basket), and symbolise the sharing of war and the benefits of peace.’
- ‘Just as she was about to place the floppy flower into her flax basket she was disturbed by thunderous pounding on the ground.’
- ‘The design consists of a bronze representation of the handles of a flax basket.’
- ‘The precious sketches and notebooks that he kept in a flax basket fell into his campfire and were burned.’
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