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This design brings together two art forms found in a Māori Whare Whakairo (carved house): kowhaiwhai represent genealogy, and parata representing the qualities of a specific tipuna (ancestor). As such, this work can represent anyone significant to you. This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes. These forms explore the fusion of traditional whakairo (carving) and the potter’s kiln.
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Wheku Kōrero (small) Encouraging communication, expression, and the sharing of ideas  A parata is a human-style face, usually with moko (facial tattoo). This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes.

Wheku Kōrero (small) Encouraging communication, expression, and the sharing of ideas A parata is a human-style face, usually with moko (facial tattoo). This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes.

Wairuatanga C (large) Acknowledging the intangibles, the things of the spirit  This wheku (abstract human form) is a representation of the things in our lives we can’t see. It is symbolic of the strengths, challenges, and influences that we can’t touch or hold, but that we feel nevertheless. It may represent someone important to you.

Wairuatanga C (large) Acknowledging the intangibles, the things of the spirit This wheku (abstract human form) is a representation of the things in our lives we can’t see. It is symbolic of the strengths, challenges, and influences that we can’t touch or hold, but that we feel nevertheless. It may represent someone important to you.

Taonga Tuku Iho D (large) The gifts passed on to us from our ancestors  This parata (tattooed human face) acknowledges those who have gone before. It gives respect to the gifts, talents, and characteristics we have inherited through our family lines. The downcast eyes show the tupuna (ancestor) watching over us.

Taonga Tuku Iho D (large) The gifts passed on to us from our ancestors This parata (tattooed human face) acknowledges those who have gone before. It gives respect to the gifts, talents, and characteristics we have inherited through our family lines. The downcast eyes show the tupuna (ancestor) watching over us.

Wheku Mātauranga The sharing of multiple strands of knowledge and wisdom  A wheku is an abstract representation of a face, most recognisable by its slanted eyes. It is commonly used to represent a tupuna (ancestor) or kaitiaki (guardian), and alludes more to the wairua (spiritual), than to the physical. If you (or the receiver of this as a gift) are in need of spiritual support, this work can act as a reminder of those things which give us strength and courage.

Wheku Mātauranga The sharing of multiple strands of knowledge and wisdom A wheku is an abstract representation of a face, most recognisable by its slanted eyes. It is commonly used to represent a tupuna (ancestor) or kaitiaki (guardian), and alludes more to the wairua (spiritual), than to the physical. If you (or the receiver of this as a gift) are in need of spiritual support, this work can act as a reminder of those things which give us strength and courage.

Parata Kaitiaki (small) Alert and watchful, a kaitiaki or guardian watching over you  A parata is a human-style face, usually with moko (facial tattoo). It represents a significant ancestor or influencial person. These images are used to show the whakapapa (lineage) of places and tribal groups. As such, this work can represent anyone significant to you. This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes.

Parata Kaitiaki (small) Alert and watchful, a kaitiaki or guardian watching over you A parata is a human-style face, usually with moko (facial tattoo). It represents a significant ancestor or influencial person. These images are used to show the whakapapa (lineage) of places and tribal groups. As such, this work can represent anyone significant to you. This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes.

Kāwei Wairua The higher qualities and attributes that we aspire to, to become better human beings  This design brings together two art forms found in a Māori Whare Whakairo (carved house): kowhaiwhai represent genealogy, and the wheku representing a spiritual tipuna (being). As such, this work can represent anyone significant to you. This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes.

Kāwei Wairua The higher qualities and attributes that we aspire to, to become better human beings This design brings together two art forms found in a Māori Whare Whakairo (carved house): kowhaiwhai represent genealogy, and the wheku representing a spiritual tipuna (being). As such, this work can represent anyone significant to you. This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes.

Kāwai Tangata The everyday qualities and attributes that we strive to achieve to become better people  This design brings together two art forms found in a Māori Whare Whakairo (carved house): kowhaiwhai represent genealogy, and parata representing the qualities of a specific tipuna (ancestor). As such, this work can represent anyone significant to you. This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes.

Kāwai Tangata The everyday qualities and attributes that we strive to achieve to become better people This design brings together two art forms found in a Māori Whare Whakairo (carved house): kowhaiwhai represent genealogy, and parata representing the qualities of a specific tipuna (ancestor). As such, this work can represent anyone significant to you. This beautiful work is cast in ceramics from an original wood carving and fired with a range of colourful glazes.


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