the sun sets
on an old world
the sun rises
on a new world
yet not so different...
My mother's whanau are from Waimana, a valley on the north-eastern edge of Te Urewera Rainforest. She also taught me knitting and crochet, as well as taaniko weaving (Maori hand weaving without a loom). The lower design represents a weaving pattern called Aramoana (the waves of the sea). Again these skills were traditionally handed down from generation to generation.
The wire represents both the journey from one side of the world to the other, and myself as I come from both these places.
So the two worlds of my heritage, the world of the women, they are very different worlds, and yet they are also the same...
To these women, I owe so much