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Manaia 1. This is one of two paintings depicting women and their role as guardians. The pattern used around the women is the traditional kowhaiwhai pattern Manaia. As mothers, grandmothers, friends or family, women are the nurturers, the protectors, the warmth, the cuddles or the fury when needed.

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Yes, I DO KNOW ... I see the world through rose color lenses, but what can I say, I'm a hopeful romantic & it's served me well, not to mention it's always worked for me so far, so why change now? ... LA VIE EN ROSE (Andrea Bocelli)

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