Address23 West Quay
Studio will be open for the full 10 days
Studio open by appointment outside the trail days
Toilet facilities available
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Rere mai, rere atu, Te Moananui a Kiwa, Tangaroa te atua, ka rite atu ko Taranaki e tu kaha iho nei, e noho ana au ki Waitara, ko Sobranie Ngarin taku ingoa. Tena koutou, tena koutou tēnā tātou kātoa.
Pacific is my ocean, Tangaroa is my guardian, look away see Taranaki mounga standing strong, I live in Waitara, Sobranie Ngarin is my name, greeting to all as one.
Weaving has been a great journey just like life is an interesting journey itself. The first karakia my whangai mum taught me about Harakeke (flax) is this
Te Harakeke, te korari ngā tāonga whakarere iho, o te rangi, o te whenua, o nga tupuna. Hōmai hei orange mō mātou, tihei mauri Ora!
Harakeke and the stork are the treasures passed down from Rangi and the land and our ancestors, provide us wellness, tihei mauri Ora!
When I first learned it, I thought I was just learning a karakia, so many years later, I realise this karakia was teaching me about self love, about my relationship with myself. We are the treasures ourself passed down from the sky and the land and our ancestors, it teaches me to empower myself and trust my heart and my intuition. Weaving is connecting all the piece and weave them as one. Also weave all of myself, mind body spirits as one. Tihei Mauri ora!
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