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Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust

Kuki Reka Kani - Kete

Kuki Reka Kani - Kete

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Kete (basket) shaped cookie cutter

We are thrilled to bring our very own, Kete (basket) shaped single cookie cutter to you. Bring one of a kind Māori designs into your kitchen and make unique Kete 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
  • 70mmW x 81mmL x 65mmH 


Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated means cookie cutters. Kuki Reka refers to the delicious cookies that have been made with these cutters. Reka means delicious in Māori and for the purposes 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. 


Kete (basket)

The kete is a traditional based made and used by Māori, traditionally woven from harakeke (flax), pingao (coastal grass) or kiekie. Strips of the leaves are woven using the technique known as 'raranga'. Patterns symbolising elements of nature were often woven into the kete, which were carefully protected between iwi and passed down generations. Raranga is a powerful symbol that evokes tribal memories of their ancestors, representing togetherness and unity through weaving people into families and tribes. The kete itself is a symbol for the three baskets of knowledge and wisdom that Tane brought down to Earth from the Heavens: Te Kete Tuatea, Te Kete Tauri and Te Kete Aronui. 

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