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Tino Rangatiratanga Flag: 2019 Measures 5000mm X 2500mm Featured in Life and Leisure Magazine 2019 Photo credit: Jane Ussher


The Tino Rangatiratanga Flag was crocheted in 2019 in collaboration with artist Leilani Kake for #Crochet You Stay and the 125 Suffrage Fund. The symbolism of crochet is connection and the crocheted flag represents the strength, unity, and mana of our people. The scale of this piece speaks to how we as a people have survived and continue to thrive and fight for our sovereignty. The original Tino Rangatiratanga Flag was designed in 1989 by Linda Munn, Hiraina Marsden, Jan Dobson to represent “by Māori for Māori” to support the struggle for cultural autonomy and sovereignty. The black represents Te Kore (the void), the space beyond the world of everyday experience. White represents Te Ao Marama, the world of light. Red represents coming into being and life, and Papatūānuku, the earth mother. The koru, spiral, symbolising and unfurling fern frond in the centre suggests the unfolding and renewal of life. First shown at Makaurau Marae 2019, Ihumaatao during the first NUKU Wāhine Live series and while the peaceful protest and police occupation on the whenua at Ihumaatao was occurring.


Exhibited at:

  • Corbans Estate Arts Centre: July - September 2020
  • Fresh Gallery : February - April 2021
  • Ramp Gallery Wintec: September 2021 - February 2022

Tino Rangatiratanga Flag

  • This is a signed A3 size print, unframed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm Etching Finish - (297x420mm)

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