The third of 3 pieces from today for Brooke. See: Tipi Wehipeihana - TE KAHUI TOREA for all pictures and full stories. Nga mihi
The second of 3 pieces from today for Virginia. See: Tipi Wehipeihana - TE KAHUI TOREA for all pictures and full stories. Nga mihi
The first of 3 pieces from today for Brookes mum. See: Tipi Wehipeihana - TE KAHUI TOREA for all pictures and full stories. Nga mihi
A first time piece for my cousin John that represents him and his wife (at the top of the anchor hence the love heart)......their children are the 3 points at the bottom. The break in the anchor represents a time where he strayed from his faith but has now returned and draws strength from again......Ether 12:4 is a verse from the book of mormon which talks about the anchor and this is how he sees himself now......as a symbol of strength for his fanau knowing that wherever they go, they can always return to the anchor and place of support as he will always be there. Nga mihi nui cuz
Forearm moko featuring designs from Niue for Fou. See: Tipi Wehipeihana - TE KAHUI TOREA for all details and more pictures. Nga mihi
Back in the studio today with Aeshka. See: Tipi Wehipeihana - TE KAHUI TOREA for all pictures from today. Nga mihi
Spent last night at @maorilandfilm with Kawannáhere @kdeveryjacobs, an actress/film maker (amongst many talents) of the Mohawk tribe. She shared the traditional story of 8 brothers who were all dancers.....one day when dancing, their hearts and feet were so light they started floating towards the heavens....they were told not to look down to their parents back on earth.....but one did! The 7 who didn’t remain in the sky and are know as the constellation of the 7 dancers.....the 8th brother who looked back at his parents......fell back to earth as a shooting star....whenever the shooting star is seen, this story is told. So below the ankle are the 7 brothers ascending to the heavens.....the 8th is falling back to earth as the shooting star. Nga mihi Devery!
Taia te kawa! He kawa tuanuku te kawa! He kawa tuarangi te kawa! He kawa tipua He kawa tafito He kawa no wai? He kawa no nehe rano! He kawa no te ao turoa ee! It is such an honour to do moko and especially moko kauwae.....months ago I was humbled when my cousin Frankie asked if I would do her moko kauwae.....today that all came to fruition. Nga mihi nui e te tuahine Frankie.....nou te kaha! Noku te honore! Nau mai e te kauwae tehe! Mauri ora! @franciswaitai @franciswaitai franciswaitai