Small Whakatauki Bowl - "Love Received, Love Returned", Black

"Aroha mai aroha atu"

 

Love received, love returned

 

Exclusive Whakataukī bowl from Borrowed Earth. Whakataukī give an insight into Māori thought. The word whakataukī can be split into whaka (to cause), tau (to be settled) and kī (a saying), therefore a whakataukī is a saying that has become settled over time, through constant repetition from the time it was first exclaimed right up to the present day. The idea that whakataukī is a saying that has become settled over time, through constant repetition from the time it was first exclaimed right up to the present day is in itself a metaphor for the continuing life force of te reo Māori, the Māori language. If we take hold of Māori words and insert them into our every day lives, if we make efforts to utter Māori words with respect to their correct pronunciation, if we greet our friends and whānau with words of aroha on a whim, if we close our gatherings with a whakataukī of special meaning to us. If we do all or any of these things just once a day we keep te reo Māori alive, evolving and a part of our collective identity as people of Aotearoa. These Whakataukī bowls are among the most special pieces we stock here at Creative & Brave, it is a pleasure to be able to bring them to you. Each bowl is hand crafted and features locally foraged leaf pressings as well as a hand written message around the rim. The translation for each bowl is found on the underside.

 

Hand sculpted, Hand pressed native leaves, Fired white clay, Food safe, Waterproof

Approximate measurements: 10cm across 

 

Pepeha

 

Ko maru kai atu

Ko maru kai mai ka ngohengohe

give as well as take and all is well

Tena koutou katoa

ko ngati porou te iwi

ko manutahi te maunga

ko mangahanea te awa

ko horouta te waka

ko mangahanea te marae

ko richard sydney butterworth toku papa

ko libya gazala milner toku mama

ko richard francis butterworth toku ingoa

nga mihi nui ki a koutou

 

Richard Butterworth

Ngati Porou, English

 

Adele Robinson
Fijian, English

 

Borrowed Earth

Surround yourself with what you love... “We hope to inspire and uplift through our work. Passing inspiration and beauty from one person to another.” Richie and Adele have been with us here at Creative and Brave for years now and we adore them! Their positive philosophies and attention to detail are evident in their beautiful hand made pieces. They believe that we can all make positive changes to the world by the choices we make every day. Borrowed Earth are committed to creating handmade ceramics with character that, over time, will become treasured family pieces. The creative duo work full time from their beautiful waterside studio in Whangaparaoa. “We take pride in creating new ways to share our unique view of the world, honoring our Māori, Pacific and English heritage.”

 

Borrowed Earth started here in Aotearoa in the 1990’s during one of our biggest creative booms. Adele was between jobs when her Mother taught her how to pot. Her Father also caught onto her talents giving up his treasured garage so Adele could stretch her wings and develop her own potting studio. Then the legendary Richie joined Adele and together they created one of our most distinctive and sought after ranges of ceramics, the whakatauki range. “We hope to inspire and uplift through our work. Passing inspiration and beauty from one person to another. Building a future based on balance, understanding, awareness and thoughtful consumption”. Adele and Richie truly believe what they preach and follow a lifestyle that honours animal life through their plant based diet and also through their decisions to never use animal based or sourced materials in construction of their creations. Their zen ex-bach home sits above a miniature native forest which they planted and nurtured themselves. The leaves of which feature on the pressed whakatauki bowls.

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