Ko wai au

My name is Puawai Cairns (Ngati Ranginui, Ngai te Rangi, Ngati Pukenga), a curator  in Wellington, NZ. I’ve always worked in or around Maori arts and hope I always will (go away recession). 

This blog will be about some of the unique or interesting taonga I might be researching or projects I’m involved with, and will hopefully give you a sense of working behind the scenes.

Also open to any questions you might have. Sweet!

nga mihi nui,

Puawai

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2 thoughts on “Ko wai au

  1. Tena koe e te tuahine! Tena pea he patai kuware tenei engari ko te patai kuware rawa, ko te patai e kore e patai atu…

    Ka mohio au ki tenei ngarahu te Pukepoto. He kikorangi te tae no roto o Pukepoto ki Muriwhenua. A, i ou mahi rangahau me to mahi i Te Papa Tongarewa, kua kimi koe i tetahi atu ngarahu pena?

    Tena koa whakautua mai te patai nei mo tenei manu ka rere.

    Noho ora mai
    G

    • Kia ora G, thanks for your question. The pigments like pukepoto and kokowai are a research interest of mine so I’ll put something up in the next few months (weeks if I can fit it in) to talk about it in greater detail.

      I want to put up pics of taonga that are of interest because of their coloration using pigments derived from ochres, that should be coming up very soon

      Nga mihi,

      P

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