IHI Design Studio 2 Waka Maumahara
Creative DirectorCecelia Kumeroa
Team MemberCameron Tawaroa
ClientVirginia Lake Trust, Whanganui
We were approached by Virginia Lake Trust to recreate a historic waka maumahara. The waka maumahara (memorial waka) was originally installed at Rotokawau, Virginia Lake, Whanganui to commemorate Te Pura Manihera. As the Creative Director of IHI, this was an absolute privilege for me as a relative of Pura McGregor and a wahine Māori artist and designer.
'E rere kau mai te Awa nui mai i Te Kāhui Maunga ki Tangaroa, ko au te Awa ko te Awa ko au'.