Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)



  • Medium: clay, oxides
  • Size: 34 × 11 × 12 inches
  • Reference Code: KX50501

Karanga is the realm of women. Kai karanga are senior women who are the first to be heard on the marae (gathering place), their voices elevated and mournful as they call to the ancestors, call to our living and call to those who have passed away. The karanga is a physical and spiritual act of bringing the past to the present that will, depending on the occasion, awaken emotions of awe, loss and contemplation.

Paerau Corneal

Paerau Corneal


Te Atihaunui a Paparangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa

(1961- )

Paerau graduated with a Diploma in Craft Design-Māori in 1990 from Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua. She currently tutors in ceramics at Te Puna Toi, a Māori visual arts program of Te Wananga o Aotearoa in Palmerston North. She is a member of Nga Kaihanga Uku, a national Māori clayworkers’ group; Kauwae, a Māori female artists’ group, and Nga Wahine Kai Whakairo, a national Māori women’s carving group.