Waipunarangi Pari Pootete | Top
Pari Pōtete | Sequin Top
Whakapākehā | English Translation
Pari = Bodice
Pōtete = To tie together
Each piece in the Matariki collection has a special hononga (connection) to one of the nine whetū (stars) of Matariki.
This Pari Pōtete is connected to Waipunarangi.
Waipunarangi holds a connection to the diverse ua (rain) that nurtures the earth, providing sustenance to all living beings. During the winter months, the accumulation of water on the ground from heavy and relentless showers is known as
The pools of Matariki
When Waipunarangi is obscured during Matariki, we can anticipate a year of abundant rain and possibly some flooding. Yet, when she gleams brightly and appears clear, expect gentle and light rainfall.