Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Hu Rakau Maori

Our friend Gina invited us over for a traditional reception at her marae (a Maori meeting house). Because it's a sacred place, entering the marae has to be done following strict protocols. Luckilly Gina was with us to explain them and tell us all about the history of the building and her tribe. After the formal part there was singing, dancing and lots of food, we had a fabulous evening!
For this special occasion I created a pair of Maori wooden shoes (hu rakau) as a koha (gift).
More of my artzy clogs can be found in here.

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