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The humble keytag. Tagger of keys

Hei Matau

Believed to bring prosperity, good health and safe travel across water. The Hei Matau is also used to signify ones connection to water.‍


Pounamu jewellery in circular shapes have universal relevance as a symbol of the complete, perfection and wholeness, as well as the endless cycle of life and death, timelessness and eternity. Porowhita also represent celestial bodies and the circular nature of the universe.


Represents the weapon the Maori used. It gives the wearer strength and courage. It signifies high status and authority.


The Toki was used for a variety of everyday jobs and had to be strong to endure the cutting and scraping motions of its use. Because of this the pounamu toki pendant has become a symbol of strength (particularity in time of adversity), courage and fortitude. They were also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.


Tangaroa ā Mua is the crescent moon of water bodies. All Māori life – planting, harvesting, fishing working, resting, navigating and travelling – revolves around te Marama (the moon) and his phases. Marama dictates when the new year begins and gives guidance on what the year ahead may look like. Marama is essential to the balance of life.

Marama Koiri Ngaru
An old form of the ngutu kākā kowhaiwhai pattern, showing the beak of the kākā and representing oratory skills. It can also be called marama, representing the moon.

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The koiri is the koru pattern repeating and turning back into itself. This may continue into infinity. The koiri is a symbol of self-reflection and nurturing. It also means to flourish.

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The ngaru represents the ocean waves - the cutting of the waves as the waka travelled. Māori origin narratives explain the arrival of Māori to Aotearoa on waka (canoes).

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Puhoro Pākati Pātiki
The puhoro pattern is a split koru. It can represent speed, swiftness and agility in Māori culture. In other depictions, the puhoro can be representative of storms and tempestuous situations.

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The Pākati pattern is based on the shape of dog's teeth. It represents courage and strength. This was often worn by warriors who would fight with great courage.

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The pātiki represents the flounder and is a symbolises favourable times, generosity and abundant hospitality.

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