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Emerald Green Black and White Poutama - 2.5 inch Band

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Poutama 2.5 inches wide. This is available in 1 metre or a 5 metre roll. Poutama design symbolises the growth of man, striving ever upwards. The poutama (step-like pattern) has...
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Poutama 2.5 inches wide. This is available in 1 metre or a 5 metre roll.

Poutama design symbolises the growth of man, striving ever upwards. The poutama (step-like pattern) has both religious and educational meanings. The steps symbolise levels of attainment and advancement.

This pattern represents the staircase that the god Tane climbed to heaven to get the three baskets of knowledge for the Maori people. Tane is the god who pushed father sky and mother earth apart, so that sunlight could come between them, and thus plants and animals could grow. After he had created food, Tane created man. Tane felt that man needed knowledge too so he set out to find this knowledge. Tane climbed the highest staircase to heaven and it was there that he found the three baskets (kete) of knowledge that he brought back for man.  

The Three Baskets of Knowledge are: 1. Te Kete Uruuru Tau Aronui - containing wisdom, building, arts and agriculture. 2. Te Kete Uruuru Matua Tuauri - containing ancient rites and ceremonies 3. Te Kete Uruuru Rangi Tuatea - containing the knowledge of incantations, war, magic, and the tradition which includes the history of the Maori people

Currently We Are Shipping Only Across NZ, But We Do Entertain International Orders, For International Orders Please Contact Us.

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Before you make your purchase, you can view any of our online items at our Showroom situated at 427 Great South Road, Papatoetoe
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Showroom available : 427 Great South Road, Papatoetoe
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SHIPPING: We will endeavour to send out your order the same day within NZ if your order is placed before 12 noon otherwise the following business day. For international orders please allow 4-10 business days. This does not include any delays during customs for international orders. Please note that An Eye 4 Art Gallery has no control over any customs or import duties that could be levied when the parcel reaches your destination country and for which you will be liable. For Courier- small packet items is items like earrings and necklaces these will fit inside a small courier bag
International orders will only be sent via Courier as this is the only secure method to send overseas.

Warranty Information & Returns
We happily accept returns on full-priced items that are in their original condition (new and unused,) for an exchange, credit or refund. This excludes any special orders; i.e. commission works or pieces that have been engraved. Please send your returns back within 10 days after receiving your order. Exchange is subject to availability and we recommend submitting your request online within 48 hours of receiving your item to arrange the exchange. Returns and exchanges received outside of the above time frame will not be accepted, a An Eye 4 Art Gallery credit may be supplied subject to assessment at our discretion.

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