My first thoughts were to create the heavens Tane ascended in order to bring back the kete of knowledge, but it evolved. The patikitiki shape talks about abundance so it’s about the abundance of knowledge both in the spiritual and physical realms. The wīwī wāwā lines are the vibration or heartbeat between these two planes.

Adrienne Spratt, 2020

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