Artist: Sonia Snowden – Registered Toi Iho Licenced Artist
Iwi: Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kuta
Description: Fine Kete Whakairo woven by a master weaver of the Ngā Aho Whenua Weavers Residency in the Toi Matarau Gallery at Māoriland.
Sonia’s kete collection is part of the ‘Te Ringa Māhorahora Exhibition’ 2021. Taimana references Matariki, the brightest morning star in the sky. Shining like a diamond as she glides with elegance across the expanse of Ranginui alongside her daughters’ setting at this time of the year in the West, to be with their kuia Papatūānuku.
Materials: Kiekie, contemporary dyes