Friday, March 25, 2011
Kowhaiwhai is a traditional form of Maori art.
We have used a koru pattern to create our own Whanau (family) Kowhaiwhai.
A koru pattern represents new life,peace, growth, harmony and strength.
The shape of the koru is based on the curled up yourng fern frond.
The colours we used were based on what our whanu like to do, what we like and our interests.
In New Zealand you can find Kowhaiwhai patterns mainly in Maraes but you can also find them in MacDonald's, hospitals, schools, kindergartens and our bush.
Please listen to the stories of our own Whanau Kowhaiwhai and look at our artwork. We had lots of fun creating these.
Madison, Keagan, Waiwai, Taelyn.