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Wheku Tee

$60.00 NZD

Whēku are generally found at the gable of a wharenui, and are carved representations of a human face.

The whēku was designed in the Arawa style, by Tukiri Tini (Te Arawa, Tainui and Waikato), and is a symbolic representation of the wearers’ tūpuna. 


  • The Whēku print is a limited edition by Arabykamaia (Kamaia Takuira-Mita).
  • Unisex t-shirt with Art is Life print
  • Made from 100% GOTS certified organic rain-fed cotton
  • Short sleeves
  • Crew neck
  • Designed by Little Yellow Bird 


Little Yellow Bird is a Pōneke-based clothing manufacturer with an entirely traceable and transparent supply chain - from farm to factory. Disrupting the fashion industry and challenging the status quo, Little Yellow Bird considers every stage of the supply chain - from sustainable fibre production and packaging to recycling and circularity.


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