#RakauMaori

MOST RECENT

8am I leave home. 9am I find out my flight to Auckland is cancelled (quietly pretty happy about skipping the concrete jungle). 10am I do some work via internet (also very happy about the inspiring wāhine I call friends & colleagues). 12:30pm I am fed, fire is lit and drizzle is falling outside. By 1pm we are in our wet weather gear getting about 100 native rākau spaced alongside the hillside behind our house site, the beginnings of our food forest! This is my kind of life.
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#hokianga #golocal #farmlife #permaculture #foodforest #native #nativetrees #rakaumaori #maori #indigenous #tinyhouseonwheels #tinyhouse #tinyhouseliving #tinyhouselife #tinyhouselifestyle #projectwharepaku

Tewhatewha made from Black Maire and lashed with a full Hawk Wing. This one was made for my bro @__t_a. Chur my bro 👆


#Tewhatewha #RakauMaori #MaoriWeaponary #Rangatira #BlackMaire #Hardwood #Kāhu #MaoriArt #Whakairo #NgatiDread

Nice piece of black maire this one whanau, lashed with abit of muka just to top it off 👆
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#Patu #ShortClubWeapon #Maori #Weaponary #RakauMaori #NewZealand #Aotearoa #Maori #Art #NgatiDread

Me and my trees (pic at 10pm): these are some of my trees that I've been growing with the help of some local rangatahi. I spent the whole day working with them pretty much. A vision of mine is to plant out my river in native trees. Here's 300ish of my first batch of trees to plant next year. I'm a little nervous, because I'm not too sure exactly where we are going to put them, but let's do this :) #rakaumaori #tihoudiary #tihouvision 30/12/17

Tewhatewha made from rata lashed with a full hawk wing.


#Tewhatewha #RakauMaori #MaoriWeaponary #Rangatira #Rata #Hardwood #Kāhu #MaoriArt #Whakairo #NgatiDread

Toki Poutangata for my bro @__t_a. Made from Kanuka/Pounamu and lashed with Toroa feathers.


#Rangatira #Toki #Pounamu #Adze #RakauMaori #Maori #Weaponry #MaoriArt #Whakairo #NgatiDread

Shoutout to my brother @mattythornton12 at Puawai Jade in Rotorua for hooking it up. Should be ready for lashing up apopo, mahia te mahi 👆🏽


#Rangatira #Toki #Pounamu #Adze #RakauMaori #Maori #Weaponry #MaoriArt #Whakairo #NgatiDread

On to the next commission. A Toki Poutangata made from Kanuka with a greenstone adze to be lashed on once the carving has been finished. Looking forward to this one 👆🏽


#Rangatira #Toki #Pounamu #Adze #RakauMaori #Maori #Weaponry #MaoriArt #Whakairo #NgatiDread

The beginnings of our beautiful Kauri timber bench #rakaumaori #staynative #sourcelocal #tinyhouse #projectwharepaku

Raperape (Surface pattern)
Simple,but affective (especially when you have a tight time frame 😅) Matatini keeping me busy this year, next week it's all on 👆🏽


#Matatini2k17 #Raperape #Unaunahi #SurfacePattern #YinAndYang #Balance #Kanuka #Taiaha #RakauMaori #Maori #Weaponry #MaoriArt #Whakairo #NgatiDread

Tewhatewha carved from Black Maire. Lashed with a Kāhu wing. (Hawk wing).


#RakauMaori #Tewhatewha #Rangatira #MaoriWeaponary #Maori #Art #Whakairo #NewZealand #Ngati_dread

Our Tipuna were way ahead of their time. Even with the tools we have available to us nowadays. It's still hard to replicate the Taonga they created over 100 years ago. Inspiration!
Mahi Tonu 👊
#Kotiate #RakauMaori #HandClub #Maori #Weaponary #Maire #HardWood #Whakairo #Ngati_dread

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