NZ greenstone/pounamu, resin beads, gold bead, adjustable waxed cord
40 x 24 x 7mm
Ag oct22 #VM36
Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar which marks the start of the M?ori New Year. Signified by the Matariki cluster of stars reappearing in our night sky, this is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the present, and plan for the year ahead. Matariki and her daughters journey across the sky each year to visit their tupuna wahine, Papat??nuku. During this visit, each of the stars help Papat??nuku to prepare for the year to come, using their unique qualities or gifts to bring mauri to her different environments. Whilst spending time with their kuia, they also learn new skills and gain new knowledge from her, which they guard and pass on to others.