Use kowhaiwhai patterns to make Maori culture visible in your centre

Use kowhaiwhai patterns to make Maori culture and the traditional patterns of the swirls and curved lines

HEI-Matau: stylized as these fish hooks represent strength, fertility and prosperity and respect for the sea, is also said that also functioned as a symbol of protection for those traveling by sea.

A hei matau is a bone or greenstone carving in the shape of a highly stylized fish hook typical of the Māori people of New Zealand. They represent strength, good luck and safe travel across water.

Maori Pattern

Theo Schoon Maori Pattern on whakatane boardCredit:Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1994

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Borrowed Earth Kura Gallery Maori ArtDesign New Zealand Kowhaiwhai New Zealand Made Eco Friendly

Borrowed Earth Kura Gallery Maori ArtDesign New Zealand Kowhaiwhai New Zealand Made Eco Friendly


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