The story of connection, of anti-disconnection.
The design represents the link between ātua, the natural elements reflected in our pepeha - here in the form of maunga and moana - as well as tūpuna and uri.
Ko Au - it's me. I exist within a broader, deeper set of relationships. I do not exist in isolation.
Connection brings blessings and gifts and privilege. It also brings responsibilities and obligations of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga, aroha.
- Ribbon/fabric, metal (stainless steel earring wires), suede cord, locally harvested feathers