Continuing on from our talk about harakeke, we discuss the garments and other items Māori were making out of New Zealand’s wonder plant!Read More 23 – Does This Kakahu Make My Butt Look Big?
We discuss the mythical origins of carving along with the two main styles and finish with a short talk about tokotoko, orator’s staffs! Oh, and there is a giveaway too!Read More 18 – Bringing Art to the Surface
We talk about toki poutangata, ceremonial adzes, as well as some of the other tools used by traditional Maori carvers.Read More 17 – I Need to Adze You a Question
Today we start our next major Maori culture topic, carving. This episode we discuss how to make and use toki, adzes, as well as their mythological origins!Read More 16 – AND MY ADZE!!!
A short little episode about the Maori new year: Matariki!Read More 15 – Matariki
A dramatic retelling of the origins of our favourite trickster: Maui!Read More 14 – Birth of a Legend
We talk about the Maori welcoming ceremony, powhiri, as well as some other related stuff!Read More 13 – Powhiri
We talk all about pre-European Maori women and what their life was like!Read More 12 – Ladies
We talk about land borders and how Maori viewed each other, houses, marae and their construction!Read More 11 – A Map, a Whare and a Marae