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These beautiful Poi are executed to perfection by the talented 15 yr old Siena Ataahua Terimene-Simon (Waikato). Having been involved with kapa haka her whole life, Siena learned how to use poi from her late Nana as a toddler.
In 2018 Siena began her own venture Te Poi, creating poi to share with the world with a dream of promoting engagement in Kapa Haka, particularly poi, for those who would like to learn. Siena has now taught her Mum how to assist with production and her Dad supports with the graphic design work. A whānau enterprise that resonated deeply with our Aho kaupapa and vision.
Featuring our Aho fabrics and crafted from exclusively natural and sustainable materials, these poi are made from gorgeous NZ wool and our cotton-flax linen fabrics. These poi come in two sizes, the smaller suitable for tamariki and the larger for older tamariki and adults.
The small size has a 16cm long braided handle.
The large size has a 24cm long braided handle.
They are incredibly durable for real use (having been tested thoroughly by a baby, and two enthusiastic tamariki).
They have a paper layer between the wool-filling and the fabric outer which provides the requisite sound for performance- however this does mean that they cannot be washed.
They also make a beautiful taonga - whether you have poi talents or not. A lovely tactile, textural treasure for your home, hung on your wall, on your coffee table or for curious, hautūtū manuhiri.
Ko Taupiri te maunga
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Waikato tōku iwi
Ko Ngati Whawhakia tōku hapu
Ko Kaitumutumu tōku marae
Ko Siena Ataahua Terimene-Simon ahau
These taonga were a gift. The recievers were pretty stoaked thank you
I love my poi they are lovely and very well made.... I ordered the small and would definitely get the bigger of the two next time.... lovely for a twirl and also ornamental if that's their purpose .......
Beautiful gift for my niece in England to see and hold some culture from Aotearoa. Ngā mihi x
I love my new poi! They have a great sound as well as being beautiful. Also, I love to support pakihi Māori.
Absolutely beautiful 😍 Material is quality too. Can’t wait to order more.