Hine Ata

BWAIPUKAart limited edition artwork - Hine Ata

Hine Ata is a daughter of Tama-nui-te-Ra (the Sun) and is known as the morning maiden. She is closely associated with the planet Kopu (Venus) because Venus signifies the presence of a new day. Koki translates as 'dawns chorus' and is synonymous with the rising of the sun. Manu (birds) were seen as 'chiefly, some very sacred to Maori, with their precious plumes worn either in the hair or adorning hand-woven kakahu huruhuru (feather cloaks).

The Koru (loop pattern) is a spiral shape based on the new unfurling silver fern frond. Along with the baby and ika (fish), these symbols combined represent new life, growth, strength and peace.

Giclee - printed on premium museum quality photoprahic fine art paper; 100% cotton; acid, lignin and chlorine free; does not contain any optical brightners; pigment inks used. Unframed. Each print is personally signed and numbered.