This exquisite kākahu from Hard Out Kiwi is made from beautiful non - see through Pearl Chiffon. The front side panels are made of semi-see-through chiffon to give a different texture.
The meaning behind the Transcending pattern:
The whole pattern is centre-lined, representing the core principles, righteousness, and integrity.
Poutama -the stepped pattern often seen on tukutuku panels and woven mats - symbolizes genealogies and the various levels of learning and intellectual achievement. They also represent the steps by which Tāne-o-te-wānanga ascended to the topmost realm in his quest for superior knowledge and religion.
The 2 quarter-circled koru formed a half circle, they represent the balance of interconnected opposite forces.
Triangular-shaped Taniko patterns resemble the challenges laid in our life path, as we constantly align ourselves with the core principles and refine our character through life challenges and tribulations, in the end, we reach the pinnacle of our life journey in order to transcend to a higher realm.
The māngōroa pattern symbolizes the stars, especially the group of stars known as the Milky Way. Here it represents the vast universe with countless planes and realms.