We are thrilled to bring you our cookie cutter set launched in July 2021 which is now called the Koru set of 3 cookie cutters which includes Koru (spiral), Hei Matau (Fish Hook) and Pikorua (double twist) shaped cookie cutters. Bring one of a kind Māori designs into your kitchen and make uniquely shaped cookies with Kaumātua inspired Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated as cookie cutters.
They also make wonderful gifts for your favourite people, should provide hours of creating and innovating in your own kitchen and the best part is no one else currently sells cookie cutters quite like these Kaumātua inspired creations.
Food grade polypropylene
Aluminium dowel insert
Designed and manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand
Dishwasher safe (top rack)
Wash before use
Koru = 79mmW x 79mmW x 64mmH
Hei Matau = 69mmW x 100mmL x 64mmH
Pikorua 63mmW x 105mmL x 64mmH
Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated means cookie cutters. Kuki Reka refers to the delicious cookies that are made with these cutters. Reka means delicious in Māori and for the purpose of our products Reka also stands for: Rauawaawa Enterprise for Kaumātua Aspirations. We are proud that our products are New Zealand made and that they have been named and lovingly inspired by Kaumātua at Rauawaawa.
Koru translates to "loop" or "coil" in Te Reo and is a spiral shaped based on the new unfurling silver fern frond and therefore symbolises new life, growth and new beginnings.
The circular shape represents the idea of eternal movements as the inner coil of the koru suggest returning to the point of origin.
The Māori proverb that speaks of rebirth and growth says:
"Ka Hinga atu he tete-kura - ka hara-mai he tete-kura."
"As one fern frood dies - one is born to take its place"
Hei Matau (Fish Hook)
Māori legend is embodied in the design, with the belief that the North Island of Aotearoa was once a large fish pulled from the ocean floor by Māui with a fish hook made from his grandmother's jaw bone.
Māori legend says that the shape of Hawkes Bay is that of Hei Matau, which caught in the side of the fish, Te Ika a Maui, the North Island.
The Hei Matau symbolises a strong connection to the ocean and also to Tangaroa, God of the Sea. It is a taonga (cultural treasure) and represents not only the land but also fertility, prosperity and safe travels over water.
Pikorua (double twist)
The Pikorua, twist, represents the lives of two groups or cultures joining together as one. It is based on the arms of the pikopiko fern and is a powerful expression of loyalty, love and friendship: staying strong for eternity, as there is no end point to the twist. It depicts two new shoots growing together.
It also refers to the three baskets of knowledge that were brought back to Earth by Tane when he returned from his climb to the highest heavens after his parents Ranginui and Papatuanuku were seperated. The three baskets are Te Kete Tuatea (basket of light), Te Kete Tauri (basket of darkness) and Te Kete Aronui (basket of pursuit).