This digital illustration forms part of the Takatāpui Toa Series from artist and activist Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho. Available as individuals or as a set.
"Irawhiti was made as a gesture of aroha and support to my trans whānau, the two side panels have kaokao which represents protection, the pattern at the tops of these panels is niho taniwha which represents the realm of mythology and a chiefs lineage from the gods. The middle pattern is poutama and represents whakapapa and an ascension to a higher realm of knowledge. There is also a representation of the 9 stars of Matariki at the top of this panel. " - Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho
Dimensions: A3 (297 x 420 mm 11.7 x 16.5 in), Matte Print, 200gsm paper stock.
Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho (Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhaata, Te āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Kahungunu, Fale’ula) is a self-taught artist and illustrator. Their work is primarily influenced by their Māori whakapapa, takatāpui identity and political beliefs.
Find more of Huriana's amazing work via their instagram account here.