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Akapita Kautai

Akapita Kautai

Te Arawa/Tuhoe/Ngati Porou 


"Although I had been through Kura Kuapapa schooling I had limited experience in the arts, other than Whakairo [wood carving].  Having no other career aspirations but a love of the arts I decided to pursue maori arts as a career. Due to unforeseen circumstance my application to Te Takapu o Rotowhio was unsuccessful but this was to be a blessing in disguise.  I was introduced to Lewis Gardiner a well-respected pounamu carver, who agreed to take me on as a Tauira  [Apprentice].



I am learning new skills on a daily basis and am surrounded by creative minds that are forth coming with their knowledge, skills and advice.  I have purpose and direction and hope to one day pay it forward and share the knowledge that has been imparted on me."



Greenstone Toki Jewellery
Greenstone Toki Jewellery

Greenstone Toki

Pounamu toki.Dimensions: 60mm x 40mm...

$450.00

Greenstone Toki

$450.00

Manaia Toki 1 Jewellery
Manaia Toki 1 Jewellery

Manaia Toki 1

Greenstone (pounamu) manaia toki.Dimensions: 70mm x 40mm...

$495.00

Manaia Toki 1

$495.00