Takeaway Coffee Cup - Aroha design
Stunning 12oz Takeaway cup, with artwork by renowned creative Christine Harvey.
This cup is 100% recyclable, BPA free, and designed and made in Aotearoa NZ - say no to single use paper cups and travel with one of these in your bag/glovebox.
Christine Harvey has a beautiful whakapapa - Moriori, Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, Te Ātiawa ki te Tauihu, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Kāti Mamoe and Pākehā. She is the first female tāmoko practitioner in Aotearoa and has been practicing for 28+ years. She is also a home educator with five tamariki and is a mentor to many who seek support with Māori art and design. Besides creating tāmoko/whakairo/jewellery and art in general, she facilitates wānanga on Moko Kauae around the country.
Chris is currently refining her skills in traditional fibre form with muka, and 3D design based on traditional Māori and Moriori form in multi media materials, stone, metal, bone, wood and resins, while continuing to balance life, work and education.
The whakataukī “Aroha atu, Aroha mai” is a favourite according to Chris as it is simplistic and yet powerful. Love given, love received. The designs are taaniko patterns created by Chris taken from her digital creations and represent the dynamics of 'Aroha - te aro o te hā'.
"The intention we give to any task and each other is important, let it be given with ease and joy and received with such. Taaniko patterns are found on the kākahu of our ancestors. They tell narratives with each line and shape deliberately placed to represent the wearer.
We celebrate Matariki “Aroha atu, Aroha mai” together remembering our loved ones and whānau maintaining our connections within our communities. These taaniko designs are inspired by Matariki, it is a repetition of a whetu symbol as a representation of our loved ones ‘i whetūrangitia’ who have taken their place in the heavens and shine on us as stars above in the quiet of night. We can look to them as reminders of the aroha we feel for them and they have given us. These whetu are clustered, as are we, this whakataukī is a reminder of reciprocity to be kind to each other in our day to day movements. Give love and kindness and receive love and kindness.”
This artwork is designed by a Māori artist and produced in New Zealand