From Te Taonga O Te Ariki series
Kei te kōtiutiu, kei te tahora ki runga i te pakitara o te whare whakairi toi ngā kāhui whetū o ngā muka whatu, muka tangatanga me ngā tāhei i roto i te Taonga o Te Ariki, 2017, ko tāna mahi he whakaatu i ngā momo kakano, i ngā hā harakeke, pīngao, kiekie, i te takawhīwhiwhi o te raranga, hei hanga toi, hei puakitanga ahurea. E ai ki a Tangimoe Clay ko te toi raranga he kaikawe hei whakatutuki, hei kōrero i ngā hītori o te rākeitanga me tōna mana nui i roto i ngā tikanga, hei pupuri i ngā taonga tuku iho mō ngā whakatipuranga kei te heke tonu mai.
Lyrically swooping and fanning across the gallery wall in constellations of woven and loose fibres the necklace adornments in Taonga o Te Ariki, 2017 call attention to the gradations of texture and tone of harakeke, pīngao and kiekie and the intricacy of raranga (weaving) as an enduring art form and cultural expression. Tangimoe Clay envisages the practice of raranga as a conduit for enacting and communicating the histories of adornment and its significance in tikanga (custom), retaining nga taonga tuku iho (treasures handed down) for future generations.
- From Te Taonga O Te Ariki series
- Production date
- albatross foot bound with dyed whitau
- 290 x 150 mm
- Credit line
- Collection of the artist
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- Copying restrictions apply
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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