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By Bronwyn Waipuka-Callander
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www.bwaipuka.co.nz/niu.html
www.bwaipuka.co.nz/niu.html

Please continue to follow the NIU Oracle journey at www.bwaipuka.co.nz/niu.html or on Facebook @ bwaipuka.  Kia ora!

 

 

 

 

Created by Bronwyn Waipuka-Callander - New Zealand based artist.

NIU - He Tangata Matauhi is a 56 oracle card set depicting 56 unique Maori influenced artworks. An 82 page published guide booklet accompanies the deck which describes the meanings behind each card. 

The NIU oracle cards and guide utilises many of the teachings of classical Tarot and combines them with a Maori cultural framework to create an intuitive ethnic guidance. What’s unique about the NIU oracle is the way Maori philosophies and knowledge interlaces with modern day ‘mindfulness’ analogies. Mindfulness essentially means being tolerant and accepting of all aspects of human conditioning - pleasant and unpleasant.

The word NIU ( pronounced ‘knee-oo’) comes from an ancient Maori ritual which involved casting rakau (sticks) for the purpose of divination. How these rakau fell determined the outcome of a prophecy, forewarning, or spiritual message. He Tangata Matauhi translates as ‘one who foretells the future’, an oracle or divine messenger.

Ancient Maori were highly skilled at astronomical observation and used Tatai Arorangi, which refers to ‘celestial knowledge’, to foresee the coming of terrestrial and celestial events or conditions. You will see many of the artworks designed around this Tatai Arorangi, depicting the night sky, stars, moon etc. The colours red, white and black come from the kowhaiwhai pattern designs found in many Wharenui (sacred Maori meeting houses) throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand.  The red in particular is an acknowledgement of Te Kurawaka, which (in very simple terms) refers to our ancient ancestral blood line.

 

 

 

 

 

NIU designed pendant
NIU designed pendant

 

 

 

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Email me if you have questions: bronwyn@bwaipuka.co.nz

 

 

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    MINI BOOKLET

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    4. Personally signed guide booklet, with an option to write the first name of each pledger, eg … ‘To Judith, thank you so much … signed me’.
    5. 1 x A5 (unframed) signed, numbered and dated giclee NIU designed artwork, printed on Epson Hot Press Natural, 100% cotton rag. Creators choice.
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    A2 FINE ART PRINT

    One limited edition giclee unframed print NIU inspired artwork (Whatumanawa/Emotions). Only 10 will be produced. Signed, dated with certificate of authenticity. Printed on A2 Epson Hot Press Natural, archival, 100% photo rag with pigment inks.

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