He kapu mai te whenua
He taonga mou
E mau ana tēnei kapu te waiporoporo kirimōhinu
85mm x 70mm
Sizes slightly vary please see instore
My names Alex Tūkariri-Wong. I’m a descendant of Ngāti Kahu and Ngāpuhi on my mums side and China, Irish and Welsh heritage on my papas side. I grew up in Whangaroa in Te Tai Tokerau, which is where I hope to lay to rest alongside the rest of my whanau. I grew up on Maunga Emiemi and this is where I first learnt how to make, collect process and hope to return and build a studio in the near future. I’m inspired by the patterns, textures and colours that naturally occur in te taiao, and interpretations of these from a Māori perspective. I could talk on this forever to be honest. I’m in love with Papatuanuku, and most of her children.
https://www.kauaeraro.com/matauranga/uku-tikanga (a piece I wrote on gathering uku)
64 Rosebank Rd