KURA WELCOMES ROBIN HILL – KOROWAI WEAVER – Kura Gallery: Maori and New Zealand Art + Design.
Kura Gallery Aotearoa Art + Design – we exhibit and sell an extensive range of original quality Maori and New Zealand made art and design that is unique to Aotearoa. Established in 1998 Kura has artspaces in both Auckland and Wellington and represents established and emerging Maori and New Zealand artists.
Taurapa (canoe sternpost)
This beautifully carved taurapa (sternpost) is part of the renowned waka (canoe), Te Toki a Tapiri. In one tradition, spiders were said to have carved the stern and prow of the first waka. That is why the web-like spiral form (known as mata kupenga) features so prominently on the stern ...
Maori War Canoe Wooden Model - Large - Aeon Giftware | Shop New Zealand
The 'Waka' or Maori canoe represents the great feats of Maori travel in a time past - and not to mention in times of war on these shores
These are three of the more common tāniko weaving designs. The names of these designs vary from tribe to tribe, and in any case are often purely functional and not descriptive. Tāniko expert Hirini [no-lexicon]Moko[/no-lexicon] Mead says, 'The names used could be as irrational as those ...
Maori Piupiu Skirt - Black Pearl Designs
The authentic Maori piupiu is crafted using the flax plant leaves. Harakeke, or flax as it is more commonly known, grows best in swampy areas. The Maori used flax in making clothing, sandals, and piupiu as well as fashioning sleeping mats, food containers and items that other Polynesian islanders typically made out of lauhala. The piupiu experienced a revival at the beginning of the 20th century as the Maori culture began a cultural renaissance. Eye catching patterns and the rustling sound…