Artist: Taryn Beri
Iwi: Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toarangatira, Te Ātiawa, Kāi Tahu
Description: Digital Print
Puawānanga or Clematis – is a climbing plant with white, snowy flowers with hand-shaped arranged leaves with three ‘fingers’. Puawānanga is a child of the stars Puanga (Rigel in Orion) and Rehua (Antares in Scorpio). In some traditions, the appearance of Puanga signaled Winter and Rehua Summer. Puawānanga flowers during the months between Winter and Summer.
In Ōtaki, it’s hard to see the rising of Matariki in the East, so Puanga rising was also acknowledged as a sign of the start of the new Māori year.
Dimensions: Print A4, Framed, 240 x 330 x 20 mm