Considering using taniko plaiting with metal fibres to make Maori wedding headband!

Some of the taniko headbands that went to the 1992 World Indigenous Peoples Conference and Expo 92 in Spain. Traditional patterns and my own designs

Nga waewae tapu - Maori exploration  The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the demigod Māui, and below him, the two taniwha (supernatural creatures) of Wellington Harbour, Ngake and Whātaitai.

Kupe carving and tukutuku panel – Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

Kohai Grace Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Weaving Tukutuku Panel Patikitiki kiekie rimu

At the moment I’m interested in basing the concept of the underlying typeface on the tukutuku framework or panels. tukutuku panels are important features of wharenui holding important storytelling in.

Sonny Hau Harakeke Waeve maori art kura gallery auckland wellington new zealand wall hanging

Sonny Hau Harakeke Waeve maori art kura gallery auckland wellington new zealand wall hanging


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