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

Te Hatete o te reo #12 (2010) by Ngatai Taepa, via Artsy

From Page Blackie Gallery, Ngatai Taepa, Te Hatete o te reo Automotive paint on custom wood, 123 × 80 cm

Introducing Maori Lifestyles: At Koriniti Marae - Whanganui River Region

Koriniti Marae is nestled into a pretty hollow just above the Whanganui River. It's a lovely marae with a selection of fascinating buildings.

In 1930 Albert Gobder copied the decorative Maori patterns known as kowhaiwhai from Nga Tau e Waru meeting house in what is now the Masterson district of New Zealand. Photograph courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library

Albert Gobder copy of Maori pattern, 'kowhaiwhai from Nga Tau e Waru meeting house' 1930

Drawing Simple Kowhaiwhai

Drawing Simple Kowhaiwhai Just using a curved line and a circle to represent koru is a good way to start out making your own kowhaiwhai de.


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