The Story behind The Harbour imagery


This pattern is telling the story of a rebirth; the journey that led to this (simplified koru). The journey is out to sea (moana), towards a new land, a safe harbour. The waka cuts through the waves (ngaru), being led by a sacred whale (tohorā), protecting the traveler and providing it with abundance, strength and determination. Roimata (tears) symbolise the sorrows of the traveler but also positivity and support on its journey to heal. Taura (rope) is there as part of the boat, as binding, for the sails and support. Several hei-matau (fish hooks) support the journey providing good luck and safety.


This pattern was created by Curative, with the support & guidance from Tu Wahine.

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