Apr 17, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

iMoko Iphone 5 Case now available

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iMoko Iphone 5 case is inspired by the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa (Indigenous people of New Zealand).

iMoko is another way of expressing your tribal identity, your passion, your autonomy, in a funky fresh way throughout the world.

Inspired to inspire our next generation, the custodians of our language our art ,our culture & our Future.




Iwi Le Comte
Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Tarawhai, Ngati Rangiteaorere, Ngati Wahiao, Te Whakatane, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa

iwi-le-comte-maori-carverI was born and raised in Rotorua, New Zealand. Brought up around my Whare tipuna (ancestral meeting house), I was naturally attracted to the Maori art of carving. I began carving at high school. At the age of 15 I was too young to apply for a carving scholarship at New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute (Te Puia), so I travelled to Australia where I lived for the next 10 years.

After reading Gordon Toi Hatfields book, “Dedicated by Blood”, and a phone call from my father, I was encouraged to return home to continue carving.

I graduated from the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in 2008. The course included 3 years of training under master carvers, Clive Fugill and Albert Te Pou. In 2009 I was accepted to an honors year. This included structural design for the Te Kakano Waka at Shanghai World Expo 2011 and carvings for Hamilton Gardens.

Today I am a fulltime Maori artist working from home in Rotorua. I work on various projects for private commissions and galleries. I not only carve but practice Ta Moko (Maori Tattoo). All my work is designed specifically for you and your budget.

For more information on Iwi, please click here:http://www.koiwiarts.co.nz

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