Jazz up your Xmas tree this year with our new Kirihimete decorations! Available individually or in packs of 3 (one of each design in the pack).
The kōrero (story) behind the designs:
This year we have decided to base our decorations around Tamanuiterā (the Sun) and his two wives Hineraumati (Summer maiden) and Hinetakurua (Winter maiden), so that we could have a pūrakau (story) relatable to Aotearoa (NZ) and to Māori. Tamanuiterā was (and still is) very important to Māori, to find out more about him we have a link below you can check out :)
The three patterns represent each personified version of Tamanuiterā, Hineraumati and Hinetakurua.
Size: ranges 7 - 8cm in length
Material: opal white perspex and red organza ribbon
**Please handle with care to reduce scratches and damage**
If you would like to learn more about Tamanuiterā follow this link (note you will have to set up an account to access the video footage of Dr Rangi Matamua and his kōrero).
We recommend you care and gently handle your item, treat it like the taonga (treasure) it is. To clean the item, use a damp cloth and let air dry.
***COLOUR VARIATION - Please note while all measures are taken to ensure the colouring of our photos match the actual product, there may be slight variations due to device colour matching***