Three Baskets of Knowledge - Watea
A Piece of Real Maori Culture!
Take home a piece of real Maori culture with this Three Baskets of Knowledge artwork. The Baskets, or Kete, have a key part in Maori mythology. Tane, god of the forests, trees and birds, suffered great trials to bring down the Three Baskets of Knowledge from the heavens for the benefit of humanity.
While the tradition of what was in each basket varies, the first basket generally represents knowledge which can help humanity. The second basket represents the knowledge of ritual, memories and prayer, while the third basket holds knowledge of evil which can harm humanity. Finishing this piece is a stunning kowhaiwhai pattern, a central component in Maori art.
Maori art makes wonderful New Zealand gifts, no matter who you’re buying for. Give the gift of knowledge to someone special or make a statement by displaying this piece in your own home.