29 May 2017

Jane Crisp .  Artworks

Ko Nga Kete Matauranga ~ The Three Baskets of Knowledge
Title:Ko Nga Kete Matauranga ~ The Three Baskets of Knowledge
Artist:Jane Crisp
Price Range:$1001 - $2000
Size:800mm high x 500mm wide
Theme:New Zealand culture
The 3 Ketes (baskets) of Knowledge contain complete wisdom. The Ketes were named Kete Aronui: meaning beneficial knowledge and that what we know, Kete Tuaauri: meaning a range of incarnations and rituals, and Kete Tuatea: meaning the darkness, knowledge of the unknown.
The Manaia, represented here as a bone carving pendant, is a guardian and protects the knowledge of the baskets.
1st prize winner (James Chapman Award) in the Modern / Contemporary section at the Franklin Arts Festival, Pukekohe Auckland. Exhibited there until 20th June 2004.