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Unisex T-Shirt
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Hei Matau Tuarua  Unisex T-Shirt Front
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Hei Matau Tuarua
Designed by TaraLemana
!http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/94/l_47bf0fbea98e4e23b60eb7632f2ed10d.jpg! The Māori people were the original settlers of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Their culture and history is rich and beautiful, and to this day is an important part of New Zealand's culture. Their legends around the creation of the world and this beautiful land have always captured my imagination. A Hei Matau is a bone or greenstone depiction of the Hook of Maui. Māori legend holds that the North Island of New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great mariner Maui using only a woven line and a bone hook. Legend holds that the shape of Hawke Bay is that of the hei matau, which caught in the fish's side. For the Māori, the hei matau is taonga (a cultural treasure). It represents not only their land, but also prosperity, fertility and safe passage over water. They also denote the importance of fishing to Māori, and their relationship to Tangaroa, god of the sea. This Hei Matau is the second one I've drawn, the other one also being in my portfolio, hence the name Hei Matau Tuarua, meaning Hei Matau the Second. :) Original drawing is done in roller ball on 100 gsm cartridge paper, printed on a tee! :) *SOLD* - as at Sept 2011, five tees with this image. *Featured in "First Things":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/first-things/ April 28, 2009.* *Featured in "If It Doesn't Belong":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/if-it-dosent-belong/ May 13, 2010.* *Featured in "Wear Your Art":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/wear-your-art/ May 16, 2010.* !http://images-3.redbubble.net/img/clothing/bodycolor:grassgreen/product:tshirt/size:large/style:mens/view:preview/2782245-1-hei-matau-tuarua-tee.jpg!

Unisex T-Shirt

  • Plain color t-shirts are 100% Cotton, Heather Grey is 90% Cotton/10% Polyester, Charcoal Heather is 52% Cotton/48% Polyester
  • Ethically sourced
  • Slim fit, but if that’s not your thing, order a size up
  • 4.2oz/145g, but if that’s too light, try our heavier classic tee.

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Good product and even greater customer service.

by Ms M. on Nov 12, 2017

The T shirt that I had bought was a little too large but Redbubble staff were prompt in helping me with the issue and ordered a replacement for me in record time. Customer service is really top notch. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good T and even greater service. The quality of the T shirt itself wasn't as good as I expected. The fabric felt thin between my fingers but I guess that's what differentiates the classic T shirt from the premium quality T shirt. May put in extra coin next time to get the better quality one. Other than that, great novelty product.

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Great Service and Products!

by Beverley O. on Oct 11, 2017

I purchased a T-shirt for my boss. It arrived quickly and in very cool packaging. Loved the little clothespin. I had gotten the wrong size and he needed to return it. We were both amazed and how quickly and easy the whole process was. Not to mention that he was asked to simply pass on his too-small T-shirt and was sent a replacement for free. I turned on another office mate to your website and she has started her Christmas shopping already. I will continue to spread the word on all of your great items!!!!

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