Aho Kāinga celebrates our unique style, ethic and cultural identity in Aotearoa.
Weaving together ideas of whakapapa (geneology), kaupapa Māori (a Māori worldview) and distinctive New Zealand aesthetics, into pieces that are not only beautiful and practical, but can honour and empower our cultural identity and the inheritance of our tamariki.
The designs are inspired by te taiao (natural environment), whakataukī (proverbs), whakairo (customary carving) and kōwhaiwhai (customary paintings).
This cushion features two designs, the Rauponga Whakarare, a whakairo inspired depiction of the fronds of the ponga tree fern and Kāwai, which translates to a shoot or tentrill of a vine-like plant, such as the Kumara, or metaphorically, a line of descent or lineage.
In their production, we work with at eam in India who practice kaitiakitanga (stewardship), ensuring that the process is sustainable for both the whenua (land and environments) and the people who grow and sew the materials.We use non-toxic dyes, and work with a team who practice fair trade.
45cm x 45cm
Invisible Zip Closure.
Does not include cushion insert.