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Meaning of "kowhaiwhai" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KOWHAIWHAI

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PRONUNCIATION OF KOWHAIWHAI

kowhaiwhai  [kɒfɑːiːfɑːiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KOWHAIWHAI

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Kowhaiwhai is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KOWHAIWHAI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kowhaiwhai

Koru

The koru is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin. Koru is the integral central motif of symbolic, seemingly-abstract kowhaiwhai designs, traditionally used to decorate Maori wharenui. There are numerous semi-formal designs, representing different features of the natural world. Koru can also refer to bone carvings. Those generally take the shape of the uncurling fern plant. When bone is worn on the skin, it changes colour as oil is absorbed. The Māori took this to symbolise that the spirit of the person was inhabiting the pendant. When someone gives a pendant to someone else, it is the custom that they wear it for a time so that part of their spirit is given as well. A koru design is used in a stylised form as the logo of Air New Zealand and as an iconic symbol of New Zealand flora.

Definition of kowhaiwhai in the English dictionary

The definition of kowhaiwhai in the dictionary is a type of ornamental Māori art that uses elaborate scroll patterns.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KOWHAIWHAI


aalii
ɑːˈliːiː
Cassiopeiae
ˌkæsɪəˈpiːiː
cooee
ˈkuːiː
cooey
ˈkuːiː
dui
ˈdjuːiː
Graeae
ˈɡriːiː
GUI
ˈɡuːiː
hokonui
həʊkəˈnuːiː
kanae
kɑːnɑːiː
Kauai
kɑːˈwɑːiː
korowai
kɒrɒwɑːiː
ngai
əŋˈɡɑːiː
reremai
ˈrɛrɛmɑːiː
rouille
ˈruːiː
Salicaceae
ˌsælɪˈkeɪsiːiː
tracheae
trəˈkiːiː
wai
ˈwɑːiː
wharenui
fɑːrɛnuːiː
zoaeae
zəʊˈiːiː
zoeae
zəʊˈiːiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KOWHAIWHAI

koulibiaca
koumis
koumiss
koumyss
kouprey
koura
kouroi
kouros
Kourou
kousso
Kovno
Kovrov
Kowaiti
Koweit
Koweiti
kowhai
Kowloon
Kowloon Peninsula
kowtow
kowtower

WORDS THAT END LIKE KOWHAIWHAI

Bhai
Bohai
boohai
chai
Chinghai
kowhai
Muay Thai
Nanhai
Pohai
Qinghai
red kowhai
shanghai
Songhai
tawhai
Thai
Tsinghai
up the boohai
Weihai

Synonyms and antonyms of kowhaiwhai in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kowhaiwhai» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KOWHAIWHAI

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Trends of use of kowhaiwhai

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KOWHAIWHAI»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KOWHAIWHAI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kowhaiwhai

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KOWHAIWHAI»

Discover the use of kowhaiwhai in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kowhaiwhai and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Enlightened by Kowhaiwhai: The Art of Reuben Paterson
Introduces the work of New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson. Part one backgrounds his career, the artists who have influenced him, and provides information about the subjects that make up his visual vocabulary.
‎2005
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On Display: New Essays in Cultural Studies
The ngutukura and ngutukaka kowhaiwhai patterns selected by Parekowhai feature in Roger Neich's 1993 book Painted Histories in a diagram itself derived from H. W. Williams chapter in Augustus Hamilton's 1901 Maori Art publication.
Anna Smith, Lydia Wevers, 2004
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Tattooing the World: Pacific Designs in Print and Skin
The same word, pitau, designates spiral carving and a circinate fern frond (Maori Language, 284). In his book on Maori carving, Hirini Moko Mead writes that the scroll or pztau “is the main motif in kowhaiwhai patterns and in the tattoo designs  ...
Juniper Ellis, 2013
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Dancing with Difference: Culturally Diverse Dances in Education
Gill: “Year ten, modified down for year seven, worked on kowhaiwhai patterns and looked at how we can work Māori dance movement in with those. Also looked at the Ministry of Education video, Ihi FrenZi, ballet with the Māori item and how ...
Linda Ashley, 2012
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Ethnomathematics: A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas
The designs, kowhaiwhai, are painted on the wood or are carved in low-relief and then painted. Two master craftspeople, usually a man and a woman, are chosen to oversee the project. The man designs and supervises the carvings and  ...
Marcia Ascher, 1994
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Creating a National Spirit: Celebrating New Zealand's Centennial
The ceiling is lined with toetoe stalks, an innovation of the Rotorua school, while rafters and ridgepole carry painted kowhaiwhai patterns. These were arranged by Ringatu Poi, the school's kowhaiwhai expert, and based on the patterns ...
William Leslie Renwick, 2004
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DECOLONIZING CONSERVATION: CARING FOR MAORI MEETING HOUSES ...
Others with steady hands began repainting the scorched smaller kowhaiwhai panels from the walls of the wharenui. Workshops to show the skills required to restore the artworks were required only once. The hapü were keen listeners and  ...
Dean Sully, 2007
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The Passing World, the Passage of Life: John Hovell and the ...
This book looks at John Hovell's life and work, his ongoing interest in kowhaiwhai, and locates him within a larger story of Maori art.
Damian Skinner, John Hovell, 2010
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Painted Histories: Early Maori Figurative Painting
Regional and period styles of kowhaiwhai Some named kowhaiwhai designs are strongly associated with particular areas, such as the puhoro on Arawa houses, another characteristic Arawa design figured by Phillipps (1946: fig. 14a), which ...
Roger Neich, 2002
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Mataora: the living face : contemporary Maori art
Sandy Adsett is one of the artists who has resuscitated the figurative and non- figurative traditions of kowhaiwhai, liberating it from its limited colour palette and returning it to its original vitality and exuberance. Through the 1970s and 1980s his ...
Sandy Adsett, Cliff Whiting, Witi Tame Ihimaera, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KOWHAIWHAI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kowhaiwhai is used in the context of the following news items.
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ANZ unveils new Matariki ATM surrounds
... a carving practice and kowhaiwhai, a painting practice - and includes seven eyes inlaid with paua to reference the seven stars of the Matariki ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jun 15»
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Tall order for public art in Washington Valley
The council's kowhaiwhai pattern will be sandblasted around its lower section. Bathgate said the work was about people, hills and swirling sea ... «Taranaki Daily News, Jun 15»
3
Exhibition celebrates 12 years of Kowhaiwhai
Te Tini a Pitau: 12 years of Kowhaiwhai brings together twenty of Ngataiharuru Taepa's key works, selected from public and private collections ... «Massey News, Jun 15»
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Leading Maori Artists Feature In Matariki Festival
Te Tini A Pitau: Ngataiharuru Taepa, 12 years of Kowhaiwhai highights the work of contemporary artist Ngataiharuru Taepa at Pataka Art + ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jun 15»
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Funding the film Ma Wai Ra: Who will remember? #PleaseTautoko
A tohunga whakairo/carver, a noted painter in kowhaiwhai who incorporated the realism of European Heraldic motifs of crocodiles, lions, trees, ... «TangataWhenua.com: Maori News & Views, May 15»
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'Reimagining' the New Zealand flag
Kowhaiwhai is an art form used to depict ancestry, and how all lives are connected. - The teal-blue de-couples us from the dominant ... «Stuff.co.nz, May 15»
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Asher Newbery's breathing life into art
"The movements are based on customary designs; sometimes you'll see tiki or manaia or different kowhaiwhai forms coming through it and ... «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
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An emotional day to bless and reconnect with marae
Led by national Maori heritage conservator Dean Whiting, carvings, painted panels known as poupou, kowhaiwhai, tukutuku and whariki inside ... «Gisborne Herald, Jan 15»
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Cilla's DIY coffin affordable option
"Along the sides, I'll decorate it with Maori motif - kowhaiwhai patterns." Although she is not planning to use it any time soon, Mrs Te Ua Wiri ... «Wanganui Chronicle, Dec 14»
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A journey around New Zealand's meeting houses
The Marae are intensively photographed, with detailed shots of their carvings, kowhaiwhai panels, tukutuku panels and much more. Many are ... «Scoop.co.nz, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Kowhaiwhai [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kowhaiwhai>. Jul 2021 ».
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