The owners of The Poi Room, www.thepoiroom.co.nz are keen to highlight Toi Iho artists in their two stores in Newmarket and Ponsonby, Auckland. The brilliant Bay of Plenty Weavers Collective, including Christina Wirihana and her mother Matekino Lawless, exhibited their work in the Newmarket Poi Room in June under the trademark, Toi Iho. We encourage all retailers to do the same.
Retailers who sell Toi Iho artists’ work are critically important in highlighting Maori art. This is win win for everyone, the artist, the seller, the buyer and the community.