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    Kōwhaiwhai patterns are a unique Māori art form in Aotearoa New Zealand. The dominant motif is that of the koru, representing different features of the natural world. Three traditional colours are used in kōwhaiwhai patterns: red, black and white and they come from the story of creation. Black represents “Te Po” or the darkness, red represents the blood that was spilled and white represents “Te Ao Marama” or the light. 

    This costume is size 6-8 with a partially stretchy fabric. A large headpiece adorns this costume.


    Created by Jo Marie Wearable Art.

    If you wish to book this for an upcoming competition please email me at with the dates needed.

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