Marion Tiplin

Māori Weaver and Ceramic Artist in New Zealand

Kia Ora,

Ko Ngati Raukawa tōku iwi.

Ko Marion tōku ingoa.

I am an enthusiastic ceramics artist and weaver of contemporary Kākahu.

My weaving journey began in 2017 with the idea of adorning my ceramics with traditional Māori weaving, however I underestimated the journey I was about to embark upon of self discovery as a Māori woman and what started out as an additional art form has since become my principal focus

Through this process I discovered weaving is like water, carving out it’s own course within the weaver, holistically interconnecting you to your roots, cleansing, restoring, renewing and connecting mind, body & soul.

It was this that made me become passionate about creating connections between people and culture within my mahi.

A personal desire to create taonga for my whānau and the joy of making this a reality for my mokopuna has been the inspiration behind my desire to create contemporary Kākahu.

My Kākahu are now made with 100% harakeke and woven using traditional weaving techniques such as whatu, mawhitiwhiti and tāniko. My cloaks are adorned with an array of hukahuka sourced by me from the mountains, rivers, seas and forest near to where I live. Feathers are either purchased from a family run business in the north island or gifted as mana from heaven.

All kārakia, tikanga and Kawa practices are observed.

If you have a family taonga dream to own a Kākahu then let me help you bring your dream to life.