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Aroha atu, Aroha mai - embroidered pōtae in mā
Aroha atu, Aroha mai - embroidered pōtae in mā
Aroha atu, Aroha mai - embroidered pōtae in mā
Aroha atu, Aroha mai - embroidered pōtae in mā
Aroha atu, Aroha mai - embroidered pōtae in mā
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Aroha atu, Aroha mai  (Love received, Love returned) these potāe were born from a need to be hopeful in the current climate in Aotearoa. We need to stand as Māori with Tauiwi for Toitū te Tiriti. 

White bucket hat with lilac embroidery made from 100% cotton.

Recommended to warm hand wash & line dry only.

About the maker

Ko Pūhanga Tohorā te Maunga,

Ko Ōtaua, Ko Mangatawa ngā awa,

Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua ngā maomao ngā waka,

Ko Ngāpuhi te Iwi

Ko Ngāituteauru te Hapū

Ko Pukerata te Marae

Ko Kara Wallace (Toe) tōku ingoa.

For Kara Wallace (Ngāpuhi, Ngaituteauru) her use of the phrase 
Aroha atu, Aroha mai stems from a strong desire to give her tama and her future mokopuna the gift of Te Reo Māori, Te Ao Māori, Tikanga Māori that wasn’t given to her Pāpā or her. She is actively on her journey to reclaim her Māoritanga me te Kōrero Māori. It is about declonising reo, spaces and places for them, being unapologetically proud to be Māori. Kia kaha, kia Māia, Kia Manawanui.