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The theme for Matariki 2024 is Matariki heri kai and comes from the Māori proverb ‘Matariki whetū heri kai’ meaning ‘Matariki, the bringer of food’.

Food is central to the celebration of Matariki, and Māori believe that the appearance of Matariki in the morning sky in winter would determine the success or failure of kai harvesting.  

Different stars in the cluster have an association to the various domains from where we source our food, in particular:

  • Lands (Tupuānuku)
  • Skies (Tupuārangi)
  • Fresh water (Waitī) and
  • Oceans (Waitā)

This connection reaffirms relationships with our environment and signifies the importance of food in the celebration of Matariki. It is a time to journey home, spend time with whānau and friends, and enjoy feasting on fresh, locally sourced produce.

 

In this piece you will find elements representing the 9 Stars of Matariki;

Koru representing the full constellation pattern and its Stars

Three textures above for our Skies, Rains and Winds

Rolling hills and Maunga representing food grown in the ground

Tukutuku Patterns below depicting the promise of a prosperous season

And calm waters flowing to rough seas representing all food gathered from within.

 

Single 20inch stretched canvas

Natural woven fibre trim/edge

Acrylic Satin Finish in the colour 'Maple' with bronze accent 

 

 

 

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MATARIKI HERI KAI

SKU: 0027
$169.00Price
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  • Single 20inch stretched canvas

    Natural woven fibre trim/edge

    Acrylic Satin Finish in the colour 'Maple' with bronze accent

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