Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Hei Hiriwa Pendant

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  • Medium: silver
  • Size: 1.5 × 1.5 inches
  • Reference Code: NZ101102

Pattern: whare pūngāwerewere (spider web), ritorito (young flax shoot), waewae pākura (footprint of swamp hen), which are tribal variations for the title of this surface pattern.

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine

Māori

Ngāti Porou

(1970- )

“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.”