Wāhine Māori Collab is a series of collaborations between Wāhine Māori with a focus on Toi Māori.
Kete Whakairo by Tracy Maniapoto
This kete whakairo (patterned kit or basket) was woven using the Pātikitiki (flounder) design and represents abundance. Woven from New Zealand harakeke (phormium tenax) and coloured using commercial dye. This kete features a stitched calico lining and measures 250mm base length, 230mm top length, 165mm height and 60mm base width.
Contemporary Māori-inspired earrings by Tracy Maniapoto
The takitahi design represents a single-weave technique that is core to my weaving of kete whakairo. Woven in a repeated single-weave, takitahi symbolises strength. White takitahi earrings measure 40mm excluding hook. Silver plated jewellery findings and acrylic.
Rongoā Māori by Manaia of Muri Aroha
KK Balm rongoā Māori (Māori remedy) infuses nature's own Kawakawa (pepper tree) and Karamū (Coprosma robusta) into olive oil with beeswax and cocoa butter. A great rongoā to ease sore muscles. 70g.