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    Pōhutukawa is New Zealand's Christmas tree thanks to the blazing red flowers that are easily recognised by all kiwis

    Pōhutukawa hold a prominent place in Maori mythology. Legends tell of the young Maori warrior, Tawhaki and his attempt to find help in heaven to avenge his father's death. He subsequently fell to earth and the crimson flowers are said to represent his blood.

    Possibly the most famous pōhutukawa in Maori legend is a small, wind-beaten tree clinging to the cliff face near Cape Reinga. The 800-year-old tree is reputed to guard the entrance to a sacred cave through which disembodied spirits pass on their way to the next world.

    This costume is size 6-10 (maybe 12) with a strechy green leotard as a base. The corset with the wings and tutu-like skirt are fully adjustable. It comes with wrist and ankle pieces, a large crystal necklace and huge headpiece (this can be difficult to fasten to your head, use lots of pins!)


    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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