Isaac Te Awa

Korowai Isaac[56]

Artist bio

Isaac Te Awa (Ngāpuhi, Kāti Māmoe, Kai Tahu, Waitaha)

Isaac has diverse interests across te ao Māori, with a passion for reconnecting taonga to their people, places, and communities. He works as a curator at ‘Te Papa’ by day, but in his spare time he is an active practitioner of both Māori weaving and carving, with a special interest in the revival and documentation of traditional knowledges, techniques, and their practice. As a child, Isaac was privileged to learn weaving at the feet of his koro, and as an adult he has been taught and mentored by a wide range of teachers and life experiences that have enabled him to make the taonga he creates today.

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