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Custom Pōtae: Tiki Atu
Custom Pōtae: Tiki Atu
Regular price $95.00
Payment options available with 4 instalments of $23.75 using Afterpay at the checkout

Custom Pōtae: Tukutuku by Lah WhataKākahu

Colour: Brown
Material: straw, feathers, plastic, wool, pāua and wood.
Size: OSFM
Head circumference: 59cm


'A play on words, this pōtae features a Pāua and wooden button, woolen plait and small, green tiki. This represents bringing all forms of traditions back.' - LWK

Lah WhataKākahu finds ethical ways to adorn everyday wardrobe staples. This collection of six pōtae features upcycled and natural materials as a way to honour Papatūānuku.


Laura Wihapi-Kara (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tūhoe) was raised in Māwhera-Greymouth and Kawerau where she now lives with her husband and three boys. 

A makeup artist in TV and film, Laura has built a career working alongside other Māori creatives. Laura is a kaiako and contemporary mahi toi with a Diploma in Indigenous Arts.