Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Hineteiwaiwa

Hineteiwaiwa

This pounamu (greenstone) sculpture of Hineteiwaiwa is by Lewis Tamihana Gardiner. Hineteiwaiwa is the atua of childbirth and te whare pora (weaving and female arts).

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Sculpture by Lewis Gardiner

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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Atua and tipua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/31553/hineteiwaiwa (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017