Ira te Matariki

Artist: Joanna Paul-Robie

Joanna Paul-Robie

Ngai te Rangi

 

Ira te Matariki

Oil on wood    $850 SOLD

Recognition of the navigational prowess of Maori as they pass through the Hauraki Gulf guided by e iwa nga wheke; the nine stars of Matariki. Matariki, Ururangi,Waipuna-a rangi, Hiwa I te rangi, Waitaa, Poohutukawa, Waitii, Tupu a rangi me Tupu a nuku. The oval shape is a nod to early colonial paintings capturing our magnificent waka and their tane toa