Māori flag (Tino Rangatiratanga) lapel pin
Māori flag (Tino Rangatiratanga) Lapel Pin
Accessorise your life with this gorgeous little red, white, black and silver Māori flag (Tino Rangatiratanga) metal lapel pin! Butterfly clasp at the back.
Pin to clothes, scarves, bags or your hat. Measures 2.3cm x 2.3cm.
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Waitangi 1990 6th February, the Tino Rangatiratanga Indigenous Māori haki (flag) made its debut. The origins of the haki began in 1989 with members predominantly from the northern indigenous group, Te Kawariki.
The design of the flag references the Māori creation myth of Rangi and Papa and its elements are explained further…
Black – represents Te Korekore, the realm of Potential Being. It represents the long darkness from whence the world emerged. It represents the heavens. The male element is formless, floating and passive.
White – represents Te Ao Marama, the realm of Being and Light. It is the Physical World. White also symbolises purity, harmony, enlightenment, and balance.
Koru – the curling frond shape, the Koru, represents the unfolding of new life. It represents rebirth and continuity, and offers the promise of renewal and hope for the future.
Red – represents Te Whei Ao, the realm of Coming into Being. It symbolises the female element. It also represents active, flashing, southern, falling, emergence, forest, land and gestation. Red is Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, the sustainer of all living things. Red is the colour of earth from which the first human was made.
The design represents the balance of natural forces with each other. To live life is to live with nature. To appreciate life is to understand nature.