We spent weeks looking for Maori made art products in shops in Auckland recently and it was frustrating. Either retailers don’t know who their Maori artists are or the products were not identified as Maori made. The same old problem of our traditional adornments, artworks, patterns being made and sold by non-Maori while our own Maori artists are invisible.
For that reason, we are printing more Toi Iho labels and brochures for artists and retailers. Contact me if you are ready to use them. Claim our indigenous culture! As a retailer, if you have artists who are producing high quality work, make an application with them for Toi Iho. It’s time to get moving again.