‘Te Mana Maori’ is a new product on the Kuia & Korowai rack. Designed in a small adult size, and one of the latest additions too my signature collection. ‘Te Mana Māori’ is a symbolic representation of determination, hope, strength and pride for all indigenous Māori tribes of today, and is based upon the national Māori flag which was developed by group of proud wāhine named Te Kawariki in 1989. The history of the Māori flag: On the 6th of February 1990, the group unveiled the flag. The various elements of the national Māori flag represent the three realms of Te Korekore, Te Kawariki's account of its activities, 20 years of protest action 1979-1999, establish Te Kawariki’s elements of the Māori flag: Black – represents Te Korekore, the realm of Potential Being. It represents the long darkness from whence the world emerged. It represents the heavens. The male element is formless, floating and passive. White – represents Te Ao Marama, the realm of Being and Light. It is the Physical World. White also symbolises purity, harmony, enlightenment, and balance. Koru – the curling frond shape, the Koru, represents the unfolding of new life. It represents rebirth and continuity, and offers the promise of renewal and hope for the future. Red – represents Te Whei Ao, the realm of Coming into Being. It symbolises the female element. It also represents active, flashing, southern, falling, emergence, forest, land and gestation. Red is Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, the sustainer of all living things. Red is the colour of earth from which the first human was made. The design represents the balance of natural forces with each other. To live life is to live with nature. To appreciate life is to understand nature. All of the designs you see advertised on my website can be made in any length and too any width. Please call me directly 021361173 if you should require any personal assistance.
‘Te Mana Māori’ Small Adults Half Cloak