Papatuanuku or Earthly Browns mimics our brown tones of mother earth, and it's a color often associated with resilience, dependability, security, and safety.
In Māori tradition, Papatūānuku is the land. She is a mother earth figure who gives birth to all things, including people. Trees, birds and people are born from the land, which then nourishes them. Some traditions say that the land first emerged from under water.
Our design is a combination of black, greens to natural browns with a striped beige coque feather before being finished with a touch of white and the 2in tan patiki taniko band.
The Pātiki design is based on the Flounder (fish) which is a symbol for hospitality. According to legends, the pātikitiki significance relates to being able to provide 100% - not only for the husband, or the whānau, but for the whole iwi.