a decorative cloak inspired by the Maori korowai tradition Enviroschools : Little Earth Montessori children weave a work of art

a decorative cloak inspired by the Maori korowai tradition Enviroschools : Little Earth Montessori children weave a work of art

Our own wharenui. Each picture on the maihi represents something important to one student or the class just as the carvings on a meeting house might depict something about the hapu of that marae. On the amo are images of legends that resonate with the class.

Our own wharenui. Each picture on the maihi represents something important to one student or the class just as the carvings on a meeting house might depict something about the hapu of that marae. On the amo are images of legends that resonate with the class.

a decorative cloak inspired by the Maori korowai tradition Enviroschools : Little Earth Montessori children weave a work of art

a decorative cloak inspired by the Maori korowai tradition Enviroschools : Little Earth Montessori children weave a work of art

Māori liken the flax plant to a family, with the central shoot (rito) representing the baby. The leaves protecting the rito are called the parents (awhi rito or mātua). Only the leaves on the outside of the plant, the grandparents (tūpuna), can be cut, or else the plant will be weakened.

Māori liken the flax plant to a family, with the central shoot (rito) representing the baby. The leaves protecting the rito are called the parents (awhi rito or mātua). Only the leaves on the outside of the plant, the grandparents (tūpuna), can be cut, or else the plant will be weakened.

maori sustainability - Mauri of the environment

maori sustainability - Mauri of the environment

Manaakitanga - description and visual of this important value https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6d/ce/6a/6dce6a9f6bc717647c20c29d633e0522.jpg

Manaakitanga - description and visual of this important value https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6d/ce/6a/6dce6a9f6bc717647c20c29d633e0522.jpg

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