Toi Te Rito Maihi was born in Heretaunga/Hastings in 1937. For three decades, she has worked full-time as a painter, printmaker and weaver, her exhibited in Australia, United States of America, Germany and throughout New Zealand.
She is a foundation member of Aotearoa Moananui-a-Kiwa Weavers (later Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa), was a member of the Māori and South Pacific Arts Council, on the Crafts Panel of the Arts Council of New Zealand and Executive Committee of Ngā Puna Waihanga.
Maihi is also a well-known lecturer, writer and poet, her works reproduced in many publications, including *Mataora: The Living Face*, *Fabrications: Works by Forty New Zealand Fibre Artists*, *100 Craft Artists of New Zealand*, *He Kete He Kōrero* and *Whatu Kākahu: Māori Cloaks*.
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