“The hei tiki is a symbol of whakapapa (genealogy). It is about acknowledging the past and showing respect of ancestors before”.
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Te Arāwa, Te Whākātohea
Joel’s main medium is poūnāmu (New Zealand jade) however he has worked in other mediums, such as bone and other culturally important stones such as onewa (greywacke) and pākohe (argillite).
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