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Aucklands Volcanoes Tea Towel - Waitemata
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Aucklands Volcanoes Tea Towel - Waitemata

Auckland's volcanoes feature in this land/sea coloured Pauanesia tea towel. Designed by Kirsty Morison to celebrate the volcanic past of the Auckland's landscape and to acknowledge the first names given to the prominent volcanic cones by Tamaki Maori.

They believed that Mataaho, 'God of the secrets hidden in the earth' and his brother Ruamoko, 'God of Earthquakes and Volcanoes'  are sleeping and it is important that they are respected and honoured to avoid any disquiet.

The border reads:
Auckland’s volcanoes are sleeping.
Nga Maunga a Mataaho, the mountains of Mataaho, poke above the Auckland skyline.
May Mataaho, 'God of the secrets hidden in the earth’, and his brother Ruamoko, ‘God of earthquakes and volcanoes’, rest quietly. 

Some cones have more than one Maori name and the spelling of the oral Maori names can vary.
Browns island          Motukorea
Mount Victoria         Takarunga
North Head              Takapuna
Auckland Domain     Pukeraroa
Mount Eden             Maungawhau
Mount Albert           Owairaka
Mount Hobson         Remuwera
Mount St John        Te Kopuke
One Tree Hill           Maungakiekie
Mount Wellington    Maungarei
Mount Roskill          Puketaapapa
Three Kings            Te Taatua
Mount Smart          Rarotonga 
A New Zealand design printed for us in India.

100% Cotton tea towel.

Tea Towel Care
Machine washable with mild detergent.

75cm x 50cm

NZ $19.90
incl GST

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