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TE KARAKIA - (the prayer)

$ 60.00 NZD

TE KARAKIA acknowledges the deep spirituality of the Maori people.

Time seems to stand still in this peaceful setting on New Zealand's East Coast.

 

Dimensions: 422/595mm

 

NGARUAWAHIA

$ 60.00 NZD

Originally the seat of the Maori Queen TE ATAIRANGIKAAHU. The wakas (canoes) with their carved prows are the pride of the people along the Waikato River.

 

Dimensions: 422/595mm

 

HUIA - (Waitangi celebrations 1990)

$ 60.00 NZD

A woman from Taranaki is decorating the waka (canoe). White feathers from various species of birds are used today. Traditionally they were feathers of the now extinct Huia bird.

The Huia feather also symbolises the defiance of the Taranaki people to the colonial oppression. 

 

Dimensions: 422/595mm

 

WAIMARIE - (good fortune)

$ 60.00 NZD

A little girl watching a spectacular eruption of Whakaari (White Island) in the Bay of Plenty.

 

Dimensions: 422/595mm

 

HE WAKA MAORI

$ 60.00 NZD

Maori waka (canoes) assemble in the Bay of Islands on February 6th in commemoration of the signing of the 'Treaty of Waitangi' on February 6th 1840. 

 

Dimensions: 422/595mm

 

HINE NGOHI - (fish maid)

$ 60.00 NZD

The world view of the Tupuna (ancestors) is holistic. All creatures are connected with all living things.

 

Dimensions: 422/595mm

 

TITIRO WHAKATAU ANO - (gazing inwardly)

$ 60.00 NZD

There is perfect harmony when three generations of Maori meet to relate to each other. Memories of family and tribe are shared in the presence of the spirit of an ancestor. The feeling of sense of belonging reaches back into the past. 

 

Dimensions: 422/595mm

 

 

TRADITION

$ 60.00 NZD

Peacefully melted together, the mana (power) of the sea, the taiaha (weapon) and the kaumatua (elder), about to embark on the waiting waka. 

 

Dimensions: 422/595mm

 

 

NGA PUAWAI

$ 50.00 NZD

The blossoms of the Pohutukawa tree, the New Zealand Christmas tree. 

 

Dimensions: 297/422mm

 

 

TE PINE

$ 50 NZD

 

The embrace speaks a universal language. The tales of pain, sorrow or abuse might differ from person to person, but tautoko (support) is a most fundamental social bond for the Maori people. 

 

Dimensions: 297/422mm

 

 

E HOKI MAI - (the home coming)

$ 50.00 NZD

 

The journey of the Maori is seen by many as the return to the land where they came from. The bond to Papatuanuku (mother earth) is strongest for women. Red is the colour of blood and earth - the most sacred colour for Maori people. Women are the most vulnerable and carry the seed of the spirit. Men who have lost the bond to Papatuanuku can regain it in togetherness with women. 

 

Dimensions: 297 x 422mm

 

 

© Thomas Lauterbach 2011 copyright of all images remains with the artist