• He Manawa Piharau Stamp
  • He Manawa Piharau Stamp

He Manawa Piharau Stamp

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A kupu whakarite (metaphor), especially well-known in the Taranaki region, used to acknowledge someone who is renowned for their strength, resilience and perseverance in seeing to complete a task.

Titlehe manawa piharau

Meaning: you showed resilience and strength

Direct translation: The heart of a lamprey (fresh- water fish that looks similar to an eel). It is said that a lamprey has exceptional stamina as it makes its way upriver from rock to rock, and is renowned for its endurance to swim upriver against great odds. 

This premium pre-inked stamp is specially hand lettered by Aroha in te reo and accompanied with a meaning card displaying beautiful motifs illustrated by Josh Hurae from @ukaipoarts along with a translation and further information as described by Aroha. 

    • Stamp size: 32 mm
    • Shape: round
    • Stamp shell:
  • kahurangi blue 
  • Ink: green 

    About the artist:
    Maimoa Creative is owned by Aroha Tamihana (of Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Ranginui descent), a Māori creative passionate about the revitalisation of the Māori language and empowering learners on their journey. 

    All royalties directly support Aroha and New Zealand Charity, Kura Kai. 

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