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This is a selection of capes that can be made in 3 days.

THIS CAPE DOES TIE IN THE FRONT.

size 1014cm x 39cm

Band meaning 3ins
Manaia and Wairua (spirit)

Te Manaia a bird like figure that has supernatural powers a spiritual guardian. Te Manaia has a head of a bird, body of a man and tail of a fish, representing the balance between water earth and sky. Maori regard Te Manaia as the unseen light surrounding each of us liken to a bird sitting on your shoulders as a guardian guiding your spirit. There are 3 lines pointing up from the Manaia it is there to protect and it represents the past, present and future Whanau who will wear the Korowai.

Poutama (stairway to heaven) design.

The poutama design symbolises a climb made by Tanenui-a-rangi who climbed the heavens to receive 3 baskets of knowledge and 2 stones or whatukura (of knowledge and mana) from the supreme being. The series of steps denote the steps of progress and advancement through education. From this will emerge rangatira (chiefs and leaders of the future). In the middle of the poutama design is a V meeting with another V. That represents our ancestral meeting house the Wharenui. It symbolises the gathering and bringing together all Whanau Iwi's and cultures.


E mai ki te tirohia ratou i roto i wa koutou. Ae he korowai o enei, me te kua meinga e ratou te ara contempory.




In wearing my Korowai your mauri (life force) and the spirit of your tupuna (ancestors) will bring it to life to protect and help you over come all challenges life lays in front of you.

KO WHETUMATARAU TE MAUNGA
KO KARAKATUWHERO TE AWA
KO PAERAUTA RAUA KO HINERUPE NGA MARAE
KO TUWHAKAIRIORA TE TANGATA
KO NGATI POROU TE IWI
KO HOROUTA TE WAKA
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  • Seller location: Manukau City, Auckland, NZ

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