Nau mai ki te wharangi ipurangi Arawa Designs!
Tāne Te Manu
Director of Arawa Designs
Tāne Te Manu McRoberts is a Māori weaver and designer of fine and intricate Polynesian attire. Inspired by his ancestral lineage he creates traditional and contemporary works, from natural resources. He has been commissioned to design and create numerous works for cultural groups and private individuals.
Tāne has always held a passion for the Māori Performing Arts through poi and kākahu.
Tāne Te Manu is descendant of Ngāti Mākino & Ngāti Rangitihi- Te Arawa & Te Whānau ā Apanui- Mataatua, Tauria Mai Tawhiti, Te Arawa.
Along with his Māori lineage Tāne acknowledges all his Ancestors of Tahiti, Hawai’i, Native America, Scandinavia, Britannia, Germany and Ireland.
Arawa Designs acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, live and create: the Wurundjeri people and Elders past and present of the Kulin nations.