So today I got the job of dressing a taiaha, woot! So nice to do something a bit different.
I should wait and post nicer pics but I just finished and I want to show my work NOW. Ha.
Not my carving, I don't work in wood, this is Teraimana Tahiata's work.
Niho Mango (shark teeth) pattern taniko to the kakai, and emu and chicken feather cuff.
These collars were traditionally made of white dog hair (which I'm having a nightmare finding) and accented with feathers. They drew the eye of the enemy from the bladed end of the taiaha allowing an opening. They were also used to signal troops in battle. And they showed how pimping you were to boot.
#Weapon #wood #carving #Maori #taniko #maurakau #taiaha #feather #collar #maoriart #emu #spear
decorative #enemies #different #fub
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Day 19 of #MerMay2018
Decided to model yesterday's mermaid after the mako shark which can be found near Australia and New Zealand. I decided to incorporate Maori tattoos in the design and a piece of jewelry! Trying to copy Maori tattoos is super de duper hard. Eeeeee.
If you're interested in participating in #MerMay
, check out @cocoxoart
's list of prompts! #makoshark #procreate #ipadpro
Kia Ora! We made it!
This is how arriving passengers are welcomed to the airport. Amazing smiles from resilient family after 22-24hrs of airports so far.
Inside maori meeting house at museum- wall totems. Just amazing carvings and colours!
Smashed out the first sitting for the brothers moko yesterday! Sat like a rock for a good 4 hours! 💪🏽
This took hours of hand knotting and patience but I persevered because I wanted you to have this taonga/treasure. Finally got it framed and now I need to bring it to you...A wise woman showed me how to make it and friends gave the feathers from their whenua/land. It represents all that you are @autumn.g.mc
patient, caring, giving, humble and hardworking. One day I’ll get to make a full korowai/cloak for you. I was a young mum and didn’t always get it right but I loved you unconditionally and always will. I am so proud of who you are and all that you do. You are going to be a wonderful mama❣️ #whanau #māoriculture #culture #korowai #maoriart #aotearoa #newzealand #handmade #homemade #wahine #kotiro