Pūmahara

Maker
Anna Hayes
Production place
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
Production date
Apr 2020
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Maker
Anna Hayes
Production place
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
Production date
Apr 2020
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Measurements
Dimensions (HWD): 240 x 360 x 340mm
Description
- After the level 4 lockdown in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, the museum put a call out to the Rotorua community for items related to their lockdown experience. This is one of the accepted donations.
- Anna writes :As the whole country started to put Teddy Bears in their windows I felt a little left out as my teddy bears left home years ago.
My passion is Māori weaving so I wove the attached bear from harakeke growing in my garden. When I created him, Easter time was approaching. I made him so that an Easter egg could be put inside him and he sat in our front window receiving many smiles.
Weaving has been my saviour and I was so grateful for the ability to create during lockdown, something that appeared to bring joy to many.
His name is Pūmahara which translates as wistful, nostalgic, thoughtful, or memory.
Credit line
Pōmahara
Accession number
2020.27.1
System ID
59134

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