"For all of us, becoming indigenous to a place means living as if your children's future mattered, to take care of the land as if our lives, both material and spiritual, depended on it." - Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
I had the honor of making a Maori Korowai for my beautiful grandniece’s blessing. With the help and guidance of my older sisters, we were able to share our family love and hopes within this garment. A special musical playlist featuring family was listened to while the sewing and visiting took place. Since we are of Maori and Samoan heritage a Samoan print material was used as an inside liner. I’m looking forward to making more korowai’s in the future.
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