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uhi_tapu: Whaiao i te ara pai mōu

Whaiao i te ara pai mōu

165 0 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Some niho done yesterday for a Italian film

Some niho done yesterday for a Italian film crew adventuring through aotearoa

170 0 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Ko te moko kauae te kaupapa o te

Ko te moko kauae te kaupapa o te rā. Another moko kauae day today out at Ngā mihi to everyone who helped make it happen. Photos of finished piece soon to come!

163 3 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Kāhui manu arataki for Numa @numanaturesgentleman Ngā

Kāhui manu arataki for Numa Ngā mihi bro. Pleasure to finally make this for you with the tools

320 13 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Ringa additions for David and Solene to work

Ringa additions for David and Solene to work we made 6 months ago. Ngā mihi kōrua

293 6 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Yesterday was a special wānanga time looking

Yesterday was a special wānanga time looking at taonga, Maori material culture, made in modern times with traditional techniques as part of a Archeology symposium at the Auckland University. It was powerful to see the love, skill and attention gone in to these taonga. Dante invited us to speak about our various art forms to give a voice to the practices and tools which are often silent or looked at with a largely western academic lense. Mau nei te wehi I te kitenga I ngā tino taonga Maori, tō rātou rerehua, tō rātau mana, otirā wō rātau kaihanga hoki. This toki-adze made by is space age technology to me, seeing it put to use the most satisfying and mesmerising thing to watch. Mauri ora tātou

424 14 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Have been wanting to plant some Hue plants,

Have been wanting to plant some Hue plants, Maori gourds for years. Yesterday we finally got some in the ground. The fruit from the hue are dried and turned in to tahā or calabashs which were used to carry water, as containers for dried powders, seeds or medicine and store preserved foods like manu. I’m keen to make these tahā have more of a presence in our lives to save on the plastic waste that we are constantly outputting, as well as keeping alive old knowledge and seeing how it can be useful in our daily lives. There is a Whakatauki, Ko Ngā kakano i roto i a au hei utu wai mo aku mokopuna. The seeds within me shall become vessels to hold water for my descendants. I see in NY there is a Brooklyn designer working with moulded gourds now as keep cups. The future is hue.

120 1 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Learning more about Kōkōwai, te toto

Learning more about Kōkōwai, te toto o Papatuanuku. Our tūpuna mixed the kōkōwai with animal fat such as mako, tohorā or kererū which was then painted on to taonga, whakairo and our bodies. At times the face and hair was covered with it, at other times the whole body. It is said it was used in the South Island to keep the sandflies away aswell. Missionaries didn’t like the use of kōkōwai seeing it was a lowly heathen practice. As with many things, we be reviving. Ngā mihi Dante mo tō mātauranga

285 13 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Therese Mangos’ project she brings to different fono

Therese Mangos’ project she brings to different fono making Kupenga with plastic bags. He whiringa aho, he whiringa tangata, he whiringa wānanga. The plaiting of strands, the plaiting of people, the plaiting of lore, knowledge and discussion. Pacific and plastic we have an intertwined future.

80 0 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: Ngā mihi to the whānau and to

Ngā mihi to the whānau and to Inia for the tautoko to make this piece. 📷 Thanks for the beautiful photos.

160 0 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: An honour to adorn my brother with our

An honour to adorn my brother with our tohu

278 12 Dec 31, 1969
uhi_tapu: He āpitinga mo Ranginui i te rangi nei.

He āpitinga mo Ranginui i te rangi nei. Ngā mihi e hoa

256 6 Dec 31, 1969