‘Te Mana’ Adults Size Half Length A new product designed in an adult size, and one of the latest additions too the Kuia & Korowai signature collection ‘Te Mana’ is a symbolic representation of determination, hope, strength and pride for all indigenous Māori of today, and is based upon the national Māori flag which was developed by group of proud wāhine named Te Kawariki in 1989. A little bit of history behind the creation of the Māori flag: On the 6th of February 1990, the group unveiled the flag. The various elements of the national Māori flag represent the three realms of Te Korekore, Te Kawariki's account of its activities, 20 years of protest action 1979-199 establish Te Kawariki’s elements of the Māori flag. Black – represents Te Korekore, the realm of Potential Being. It represents the long darkness from whence the world emerged. It represents the heavens. The male element is formless, floating and passive. White – represents Te Ao Marama, the realm of Being and Light. It is the Physical World. White also symbolises purity, harmony, enlightenment, and balance.Koru – the curling frond shape, the Koru, represents the unfolding of new life. It represents rebirth and continuity, and offers the promise of renewal and hope for the future Red – represents Te Whei Ao, the realm of Coming into Being. It symbolises the female element. It also represents active, flashing, southern, falling, emergence, forest, land and gestation. Red is Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, the sustainer of all living things. Red is the colour of earth from which the first human was made. The design represents the balance of natural forces with each other. To live life is to live with nature. To appreciate life is to understand nature. The taniko pattern applied is the ‘Patiki’ it represents the ‘Flounder’. It’s form is symbolic of abundance and blessings by bestowing hospitable good luck and prosperity. The band is woven from top quality NZ wool and also locally sourced. All of the designs you see advertised on my website can be made in any length and too any width. Please call me directly 021361173 if you should require any personal assistance.
‘Te Mana’ Adults Size Half Length