Weaver first of region's living jewels
Peg Moorhouse was both surprised and delighted to be named the inaugural Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure this year.
A long-time resident of Sunshine Bay, in the Marlborough Sounds, she has been a weaver for 50 years and was among the early winners of the Wearable Arts Awards.
Mrs Moorhouse was selected for the honour by a committee set up by Marlborough Museum to recognise the special people who have made major contributions during their life to the cultural life of the region.
The committee has started looking for the next person to be made a Living Cultural Treasure and is calling for nominations.
The Marlborough Express