Traditional & Contemporary wearable art.
Attire Terminology: Kahu/ Korowai
Medium: twine, synthetic wool, hen & pheasant feathers, nylon Hukahuka.
This piece was made in 2021 for the exhibition titled “Te Heketanga ā Rangi” at the First Nations Art gallery (BLAKDOT) here in Melbourne Australia.
Shoulder width: 80cm (does not include the draw string measurement, approx 28” on each end)
This is a Once off original piece.
Please note: Sales of all kākahu are final once payment has been submitted. No refunds or store credit will be offered.
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.