This pendant is inspired by the taniko (fine weaving) pattern based on the triangle called Aronui or Aonui. Ancient symbol for women and feminine element. Also the shape of a woman’s maro (apron). Connections of weaving, feminine arts and a connection to Papatuanuku (Mother Earth).
“I have been fortunate enough to have a supportive family and met many inspiring people in my life who have encouraged me to follow my talents and passion. My father, a woodcarver himself, imparted his knowledge of woodcraft plus provided a creative environment and stories of my great-uncles Pine and John Taiapa, who were Tohunga Whakairo. I have always respected and been inspired by the artistic achievements by indigenous artisans in Aotearoa and throughout the world.”
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