Alternate Honours System

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To honour our wahine toa, the Woman’s Service Medals. A meaningful alternate to the traditional NZ Honours System.

For those whaea who set our lives alight and all that they do - a humble acknowledgement.

A whaea in te reo maori means mother, aunt, aunty and a guide on how to pronounce it correctly is here.

The beginning of an ongoing series.

Technical Information: 

Cotton and wool stitched on insect screen mesh then back with reinforcing ribbon

Kilt pin as fastener
Original inspiration from friend and mentor Barbara Holloway.