Mango Pare (Hammerhead Shark) Kowhaiwhai Pattern Single Sided Wooden Puzzle & Large Block - Combo Deal
The Puzzle shows the pattern and where this pattern comes from in Nature. On the back of the tray is printed information explaining the meaning of this pattern.
Mangopare is Maori for "Hammerhead Shark. It represents Strength, Courage, Durability & Resilience. This pattern is widely used and features on the Air New Zealand aircrafts.
“Kāore haere ki raro, ano he te wheke engari atu i te mangopare”
“Dont go down like the Octopus but more the Hammerhead Shark”
(Octopus are renown for their lack of resistance when being captured, however a Hammerhead Shark will fight bitterly to the end).
Commonly used to encourage someone not to give up, no matter how hard it can be.
Block size 9.5cm x 25cm - Tactile, feel the pattern.