Traditional & Contemporary wearable art.
Te Uruhina kowhaiwhai pōtae, adorned with kowhaiwhai etched in cherry wood with Emu feathers, dyed pheasant feathers & dried harakeke , this pōtae is made from felt, in addition -it’s features are as follows:
Colour: black felt
Sizing: 57cm circumference. Internal adjustable sweatband. This hat is one size fits most, it does not come in any other sizes.
Do not dryclean, Do not tumble dry, Do not wash, Do not bleach, Do not iron, spot clean only with cool clean water.
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.