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Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū
Matariki Hanging Whetū

Matariki Hanging Whetū

$32.00

These whetū were designed with our own whānau in mind and made from salvaged scrap materials. While it's not a usual choice of material (MDF), the opportunity to give life to what would otherwise be waste seems like a gift. And so by popular request and for a limited time only while our wood pile is plentiful, we thought we would make a few more.

This product includes 9  Whetū that were designed to represent the 9 Stars of the Matariki Constellation. For more details about the stars and their meanings please check out our free Matariki Printable

Each whetu is approximately 10cm in diameter.

This item doesn't include string for hanging.

These are designed inhouse, made from salvaged 3mm MDF and cut in our workshop in Taranaki.

 

How to style ideas:

In our kāinga and documented in the photos above, we gathered old Harakeke Flower Stems (x2) and bound them together with string. We then hung the Matariki stars, some pressed Autumn Leaves and a length of seed fairy lights from the stems. Finally, we suspended the stems from the ceiling above our dining table like a floating centerpiece using string and command hooks.

We plan to store them away and reinterpret and restyle them each year, a focal point for our gatherings, our whakaaro and conversations. Good for years to come.

Other ideas for these whetu is to paint/stain them a darker colour, gently stick tissue paper to one side with a glue stick and then colour them with watercolours or pens to create a stained glass type effect.

 

 

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