“This pendant is inspired by the taniko (fine weaving) pattern based on the triangle called Aronui or Aonui. The overall triangle shape is derived from a type of woven maro (apron) worn by women, symbolising the female element. This shape and the triangle patterns speak of a connection to weaving, to feminine arts, to Papatuanuku (Earth mother) and fertility of both the land itself and of women.”
“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.”
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
101-1669 West 3rd Ave.
Canada V6J 1K1
Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
one block West of the Granville Island gates
Between Pine St. and Fir St.
Tuesday to Saturday, open 10-5
Sunday and Holidays, open 12-5
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