Sunday, May 12, 2013

Kawe Mate.

Recently an Aunty of mine, who is staunch in her Maori culture, talked to me about the protocol of Kawe Mate. Kawe Mate is a custom during the maori process of death that involves taking the deceased memory back to where they were well known or considered home.

It's a custom that is basically a gesture of love to family members who weren't able to attend the tangi.

My family never practised it at all and I don't think it's necessary to start. I carry his memory in my heart, as does his Mom, that's all that matters.

Happy Mothers Day!

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