The name of this panel, Ngā Heke Iho, alludes to the falling of women's tears, in remembrance of Helen. The panel is in the mumu form, but its patterns are intended to show the creativity that can be achieved by using tukutuku techniques. The central section is filled with Mae's Stars, a stitch created by tutor Mae Taurua. The corner blocks have versions of the pātiki form. In the side sections, flowing zigzag lines remind us of the pink braided hair extensions worn by our friend; while the remaining blocks are variations of roimata patterns.
This page reproduces information from page 29 of the booklet Pūawaitanga o te Ringa - Fruits of our busy hands
This panel is on display at Waruwarutū, Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga.