New Zealand Poi
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New Zealand Poi

New Zealand Poi

Poi are part of te ao (the world of) Māori and are recognisable as an intrinsic part of kapa haka performance. And they're a lot of fun!

The ball on a string is swung around with rhythm and precision, during intricate dance moves. It is said that historically, Māori used the poi dance to keep their hands flexible for their day to day activities like weaving.

Poi dance is a beautiful art form and here in New Zealand, we learn it from a young age! In our family, even the 20 monther swings her poi and sings to the latest poi song on repeat!  Poi is taught in schools and kapa haka groups across New Zealand. 

Our poi come in three colours: green, white and blue. The beautiful green and black fabric pattern has a black and white string handle. For the white poi, the long string handle is woven together with the iconic colours of red, black and white. The ball has been firmly sewn to keep together during the vigorous treatment during the kapa haka performance.
The beautiful green pattern poi and our other Matariki inspired patterned poi in starry blue are the work of  New Zealand Māori artist Sharmz Waiomio.

The original artwork featured on the coloured poi is called Kotahitanga. It represents unity and togetherness; the binding together of people from all life paths to come together and be one. Waiomio's work showcases te ao Māori through digital drawing. Sharmz is a descendant of Te Arawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kahungunu & Ngāti Tuwharetoa.

Fabric poi balls offer quality feel and a beautiful look.
String handles are 50cm long, a great size for young learners.
Quality workmanship means this product will last.
Price: $22.00
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