Alvina Awhiina
Alvina Awhiina
Alvina Awhiina

Alvina Awhiina

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Taiaha: This was a favourite weapon in the old fighting days, and warriors were trained until they became remarkably proficient in its use.    When a man armed with a taiaha wished to take advantage of an enemy, he would advance with his weapon at the trail (to), the blade (rau) at  the rear and lowered close to the earth. When near enough to strike, the rau would be quickly raised and the blow delivered.

Taiaha: This was a favourite weapon in the old fighting days, and warriors were trained until they became remarkably proficient in its use. When a man armed with a taiaha wished to take advantage of an enemy, he would advance with his weapon at the trail (to), the blade (rau) at the rear and lowered close to the earth. When near enough to strike, the rau would be quickly raised and the blow delivered.

Maori koru & Celtic twist carving~ symbolising eternal bonding and growth.Hand carved in cow bone

The Joining ~ Celtic spiral and Maori koru design. Handcarved in cow bone

This is relating to requirement #1. I could somehow try to integrate these Maori patterns into my costumes to show Kiwiana. Into the farmers costume possibly?

Bronwyn Waipuka Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Mana Wahine Series Framed Digital Print Hine Ata