October 05, 2020
Wahine to get crash course in traditional adornment
Ten wahine Māori have been selected for Aotearoa's first Māori adornment programme.
The Toi Māori Aotearoa-backed Whakakai mentorship programme will be led by Taranaki-based bone carver and tā moko artist Rangi Kipa.
They will receive a short course on the design and production of traditional Māori clothing and jewellery which will give them a foundation for their own artistic practice.
"Ultimately over a number of years we would like to create a cohort of wāhine focusing on the sculptural, and whether they go into actual whakairo per se or just dealing with 3D form, we will end up having a cohort that can support each other in pursuing their own aspirations," Kipa says.
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