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Toi Ataata

Toi Ataata

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A

absorb

miti ~a (takenga mai: miti - lick up; mimiti - swallowed up)

abstract

tūrehurehu (takenga mai: tū - manner, sort; rehurehu - indistinctly seen) (kupu kē atu: waitara)

abstract

waitara (kupu kē atu: tūrehurehu)

abstract art

toi tūrehurehu (takenga mai: tū - manner, sort, appear; rehurehu - indistinctly seen)

abstract painting

peita tūrehurehu

acrylic

kiriaku (takenga mai: kiri - skin; aku [akuaku] - firm, strong; kiriaku - He kupu mino.)

acrylic ink

waituhi kiriaku

acrylic paint

peita kiriaku

additive sculpture

tāraitanga honohono

adorn, embellish

rākai, rākei ~tia (kupu kē atu: whakanako, whakanikoniko, whakapaipai, whakarākai, whakarākei)

adze

toki

aerial photograph

whakaahua ā-manu (kupu kē atu: whakaahua mai i runga)

aerial photograph

whakaahua mai i runga (kupu kē atu: whakaahua ā-manu)

aesthetic

matomato (kupu kē atu: rerehua)

aethestic

rerehua (kupu kē atu: matomato)

airbrush

paraihe kōkōhau (takenga mai: kōkōhau - air)

analogous colour

taerata (takenga mai: rata - friendly, tame)

animal fibre

kaka kīrehe

aperture (of a lens)

puare

appearance

āhua

appearance

ata (kupu kē atu: āhua)

appliqué

tui tāpiripiri (takenga mai: tui - sew; tāpiri - join, add, append, supplement)

apprentice, novice

ika tauhou (kupu kē atu: pia)

apprentice, novice

pia (kupu kē atu: ika tauhou)

appropriate, appropriation

pāhao ~tia (takenga mai: pāhao - borrow, acquire information stealthily, glean)

aquamarine

kārikiōrangi

art

toi

art folder/folio

kōpaki toi (takenga mai: kōpaki - wrap, envelop, enfold; toi - art)

art materials, medium

rawatoi (takenga mai: rawa - goods, property; toi - art)

art portfolio

kohinga toi whaiaro (takenga mai: kohi - collect, gather together; toi - art; whaiaro - self, person)

art process

tukanga toi (takenga mai: tukanga [tukatuka] - start up, proceed forward)

art technique

tikanga toi

artisan

ringarehe (takenga mai: ringa - hand; ringatoi - artist; rehe - adept, skillful) (kupu kē atu: ringaharatau)

artist

ringatoi

asymmetrical

hikuwaru

asymmetrical balance

taurite hikuwaru (takenga mai: taurite - balance; hikuwaru - crooked, asymmetrical)

auburn

ura (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai - red brown, parauri, kākaka, parāone - brown)

automatic

aunoa (takenga mai: au - current; noa - spontaneous)

awareness

rongo ~hia (kupu kē atu: aroā)

(art) gallery

whare whakaatu (toi)

B

back stitch

tuinga takamuri

background

(a) muri (kupu kē atu: papamuri, tuarongo)

background

tuarongo (takenga mai: tua - back, the farther side; tuarongo - back of the interior of a house) (kupu kē atu: [a] muri, papamuri)

background

papamuri (kupu kē atu: [a] muri, tuarongo)

balance, balanced

taurite

bandsaw

kani koropewa (takenga mai: kani - saw; koropewa - ring, loop, bow)

banner

kara (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

bargeboards (of a meeting house)

maihi

bas relief

whakairo papatahi

base, source, origin

pūtake ~a (kupu kē atu: pū, take)

base, source, origin

pū (kupu kē atu: pūtake, take )

base, source, origin, cause, reason

take (kupu kē atu: pū, pūtake)

battery drill

tūwiri pūhiko

bead

pirepire

belt

tātua

bent

kōrapa (kupu kē atu: kokohu, tahatonga, tātonga)

bent, warped, twisted

kokohu (kupu kē atu: kōrapa, tahatonga, tātonga)

bent, warped, twisted

tahatonga (kupu kē atu: kokohu, kōrapa, tātonga)

bent, warped, twisted

tātonga (kupu kē atu: kokohu, kōrapa, tahatonga)

bind, twist together

rangitāmiro ~hia

biscuit firing, bisque

whakapaka totoka (takenga mai: whakapaka - firing; totoka - make solid)

black

mangu (kupu kē atu: hiwahiwa, pango)

black

pango (kupu kē atu: hiwahiwa, mangu)

black

hiwahiwa (kupu kē atu: mangu, pango)

black cartridge paper

pepa kariri pango

black pigment

ngārahu (kupu kē atu: konga, ngārehu, tārehu, waro)

blackish brown

hāurapango

blade (of a saw)

mataniho (takenga mai: mata - face, edge; niho - tooth)

blend

kōmitimiti

blotchy

kōpurepure

blotting paper

pepa mitimiti (takenga mai: mitimiti - lick up)

blue

kahurangi (kupu kē atu: ōrangi, kikorangi, purū)

blue

kikorangi (kupu kē atu: kahurangi, ōrangi, purū)

blue

ōrangi (kupu kē atu: kahurangi, kikorangi, purū [kupu mino])

blue-black

poropango (takenga mai: poro [waiporoporo] - purple; pango - black)

blue-green

kārikiōrangi

blue-grey

ōrangihina

blunt

pūhoi (kupu kē atu: kiporo, pūhuki, tūnguru)

blunt

pūhuki (kupu kē atu: kiporo, pūhoi, tūnguru)

blunt

tūnguru (kupu kē atu: kiporo, pūhoi, pūhuki)

blunt

kiporo (kupu kē atu: pūhoi, pūhuki, tūnguru)

blur

pūrehurehu (takenga mai: pūrehurehu - be misty, dim, blurred, indistinct)

blurry (of an image)

rehurehu (kupu kē atu: makaro)

blurry (of an image)

makaro (kupu kē atu: rehurehu)

bodice

pari

bolt

whaowiri (takenga mai: whao - iron tool; wiri - twist, thread)

bone

kōiwi (kupu kē atu: wheua)

bone

wheua (kupu kē atu: koiwi)

bone carving

whakairo kōiwi

border on a garment

pakitaha

bore

poka ~ina

bra

pari

bracelet

kōmore

bright glossy green

hīoi (takenga mai: hīoi - native mint [Mentha cunninghamii])

bright, vivid (of colour)

muramura (takenga mai: muramura - glow, show a brilliant colour) (kupu kē atu: kitakita)

broad brush

paraihe raunui

broken line

rārangi motumotu

bronze

rauwhero (takenga mai: rauwhero - ruddy brown)

brown

kākaka (kupu kē atu: hāura, parauri, parāone, ura)

brown

ura (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai - red brown, parauri, kākaka, parāone - brown)

brown

hāura (kupu kē atu: kākaka, parāone, parauri, ura)

brown or rusty edges and tips of flax leaves

kākarawera

brown paper (wrapping paper)

pepa tākai

brownish yellow

hāurakaho (takenga mai: hāura - brown; kaho - anything light coloured)

brush

paraihe (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

brush stroke

tahinga paraihe (takenga mai: tahi - sweep)

brush tool (digital image editing)

tahitahi kano (takenga mai: tahitahi - stroke, sweep; kano - colour, texture, stock)

build, construct

hanga ~ia (kupu kē atu: waihanga, hangā [tūmahi hāngū])

bulbed motif in kōwhaiwhai

koru

bulrush, Typha orientalis

raupō

burin, graver

tāripa (takenga mai: tā - cut, tattoo; ripa - groove, furrow)

burn tool (digital image editing)

tāuriuri (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; uriuri - dark in colour)

burnish

whakamaheni ~tia (takenga mai: whaka - causative prefix; maheni - smooth)

burnt orange

pākākā (kupu kē atu: tākou)

burnt orange

tākou (kupu kē atu: pākākā)

burnt orange, dark orange

pākākā (kupu kē atu: tākou)

byte

waematihiko (tohu: B) (takenga mai: wae - unit of measurement; matihiko - digital)

C

cable release

rou kōpani (takenga mai: rou - a long stick used to reach anything; kōpani - shutter [of a camera])

calico

kariko (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

calligraphy

tuhi rerehua ā-ringa

camera

pū whakaahua (takenga mai: pū - origin, source; pū [pūrere] - device; whakaahua - image) (kupu kē atu: kāmera [kupu mino])

camera

kāmera (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: pū whakaahua)

canvas (made from cotton)

kānawehi (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

canvas (made from hemp)

papakōaka (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; kōaka - hemp)

canvas paper

pepa kānawehi

cardboard

pepa mārō

caricature

whakaahua kiripaki (takenga mai: kiri - person, self; paki [pakiwaitara] - fiction, legend, folk lore)

cartoon drawing

tānga pakiwaituhi

cartridge paper

pepa kariri (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

carve, carving, ornamented with a pattern

whakairo ~hia

carved centre post on the interior end wall of a meeting house

poutuarongo

carved door lintel of a meeting house

pare

carved face on the gable of a meeting house

koruru

carved figure on the gable of a meeting house

tekoteko

carved house

whare whakairo

carved posts on the interior end walls of a meeting house

epa

carved slab over the window of a meeting house

kōrupe

carved upright slab on the interior walls of a meeting house

poupou

carved uprights on either side of the door of a meeting house

waewae (kupu kē atu: whakawae)

carved uprights on either side of the door of a meeting house

whakawae (kupu kē atu: waewae)

carving pattern for surface decoration

unaunahi (kupu kē atu: riporipo)

carving pattern for surface decoration

pūwerewere

carving pattern for surface decoration

whakaironui

carving pattern for surface decoration

rauponga

carving pattern for surface decoration

riporipo (kupu kē atu: unaunahi)

carving pattern for surface decoration

taowaru

carving pattern for surface decoration

taratara-a-Kai (kupu kē atu: taratara-a-Kae, taratara-o-Kai)

carving pattern for surface decoration consisting of a series of notches

pākati

cast

hangarewa (takenga mai: hanga - make, build, fashion; rewa - molten)

cast glass

kōata hangarewa

caulking, sealant

herepuru

centre ridge-pole of a meeting house

poutokomanawa

ceramic

matapaia (takenga mai: matapaia - clay work, pottery)

chain stitch

tuinga mekameka

chainsaw

kani mīhini

chalk

tioka

chalk pen

pene tioka

charcoal

ngārahu (kupu kē atu: konga, ngārehu, tārehu, waro)

charcoal (colour)

hinauri (takenga mai: hina - grey; uri -dark [of colour])

charcoal, black pigment

waro (kupu kē atu: ngārahu, ngārehu, tārehu)

charcoal, black pigment

tārehu (kupu kē atu: ngārahu, ngārehu, waro)

chip, splinter

kongakonga (kupu kē atu: maramara)

chipboard

papa maramara (takenga mai: papa - surface, board; marama - chip, splinter)

chisel, carve

whao ~whia

chocolate colour

parauri (kupu kē atu: hāura, kākaka, parāone, ura)

clamp

whakakopa ~ina

clay

kere (kupu kē atu: uku)

clay

uku (kupu kē atu: kere)

clay artist

kaihanga uku (kupu kē atu: ringatoi uku)

clay artist

ringatoi uku (kupu kē atu: kaihanga uku)

clay needle tool

ngira mahi uku

clay sculpture

tārai uku

clay wheel, pottery wheel

wīra uku

claywork, pottery

taonga uku (kupu kē atu: mahi uku)

clear, focussed

ngangahu

clone stamp tool (digital image editing)

pūrua ~tia ~tanga

close, tight (of weaving)

pūputu (kupu kē atu: mangungu)

close, tight (of weaving)

mangungu (kupu kē atu: pūputu)

close-up (photograph)

whakaahua tiro tata (takenga mai: tiro - survey, view; tata - close)

cloth made from the bark of the aute (mulberry) tree

aute

clothing, garment

kahu (kupu kē atu: kākahu, kaka, pūeru)

clothing, garment, clothe

kākahu ~ria (kupu kē atu: kahu, kaka, pūeru)

clothing, garment, fashion

pūeru (kupu kē atu: kahu, kaka, kākahu)

coarse

kaitara (kupu kē atu: matanui, mātoretore, raunui, taratara)

coarse finished adzing

ngao pae

coarse, rough (texture)

matanui (kupu kē atu: kaitara, mātoretore, raunui, taratara)

coarse, rough (texture)

raunui (kupu kē atu: kaitara, matanui, mātoretore, taratara)

coarse, rough (texture)

taratara (kupu kē atu: kaitara, matanui, mātoretore, raunui)

coarse-grained (of a sharpening stone, etc.)

matanui

coil (clay)

niko ~a (uku)

collage

toi piripiri (takenga mai: piripiri - stick, adhere, cling)

colour palette

kōwhiringa tae (takenga mai: kōwhiri - select, choose; tae - colour)

colour spectrum

tūāwhiorangi kitea (takenga mai: tūāwhiorangi - rainbow)

colour wheel

taeāwhio (takenga mai: tae - colour; āwhio - circle, round) (kupu kē atu: wīra tae)

colour wheel

wīra tae (kupu kē atu: taeāwhio)

colour, hue

tae (kupu kē atu: kano)

coloured paper

pepa whaikano

comb (adornment)

heru ~a

comic drawing

tānga pakiwaituhi

compact disk (CD)

kōpae puoro

compass

tāporowhita (takenga mai: tā - draw, etch; porowhita - circle)

composition

hanganga (takenga mai: hanga - make, build, fashion, shape)

compress, squeeze together in the hand

kōpē, kōpēpē ~ngia (kupu kē atu: kōramuramu)

compress, squeeze together in the hand

kōramuramu ~tia (kupu kē atu: kōpē, kōpēpē)

concept

ariā (takenga mai: ariā - notion, idea, feeling)

construct, build

waihanga ~tia (kupu kē atu: hanga)

construction art, assemblage

toi waihanga

contour lines

rārangi hua (takenga mai: hua - outline, contour line)

contrast (of an image)

wana (takenga mai: wana - conspicuous)

contrasting colour

tae tauaro (takenga mai: tauaro - opposite) (kupu kē atu: tae wana)

contrasting colour

tae wana (kupu kē atu: tae tauaro)

cool colour

tae mātao

copy

pūrua ~tia ~tanga (kupu kē atu: tārua)

corduroy

paparai (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - fabric; rarai - ribbed, furrowed) (kupu kē atu: koruroi)

corduroy

koruroi (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: paparai)

corrugated iron

rino kōwakawaka

cotton (fabric)

papahune (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; hune - pappus of seeds of raupō)

cotton paper

pepa hune

cotton thread

(miro) kātene (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

cotton thread

miro kātene (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

cover, spread over

apu ~a (kupu kē atu: uhi)

cover, spread over

uhi (kupu kē atu: apu)

crack

piere

craft

haratau (takenga mai: haratau - dextrous) (kupu kē atu: mahi ā-rehe)

craft

mahi ā-rehe (kupu kē atu: haratau)

craftsman, craftsperson

ringarehe (takenga mai: ringa - hand; ringatoi - artist; rehe - adept, skillful) (kupu kē atu: ringaharatau)

crayon

pene hinu

crazing

pīereere (takenga mai: pīereere - fissured)

cream (colour)

kaho (takenga mai: kaho - anything light coloured) (kupu kē atu: kirīmi)

creative process

tukanga auaha (takenga mai: tukanga [tukatuka] - start up, proceed forward; auaha - creative)

creative, creativity

auaha ~tanga (takenga mai: auaha - throb, thrill with passion, shape, create, form, fashion)

crimson

kōkōwai (kupu kē atu: kurauri)

crimson

kurauri (takenga mai: uri - dark) (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai)

crop an image

poro whakaahua (takenga mai: poro - cut short; whakaahua - photograph, image)

crop tool (digital image editing)

poro ~a (takenga mai: poro - to cut short, trim off)

cross stitch

tuinga kōwhiti (takenga mai: kōwhiti - a cross stitch in reed panelling)

cross-grained

rapa (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rīrapa, tahatonga, takawiri)

cross-grained, matted, tangled

rīrapa (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rapa, takawiri, tahatonga)

cross-grained, matted, tangled

tahatonga (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rapa, rīrapa, takawiri)

cross-hatching

kauruku whakahāngai (takenga mai: whakahāngai - perpendicular, at right angles)

crumpled

hūmekemeke (kupu kē atu: kōpenupenu)

crumpled

kōpenupenu ~hia (kupu kē atu: hūmekemeke)

cubism

toi matahuhua (takenga mai: mata - face, surface; mata [mataono] - cube; huhua - many)

cubism, cubist

(toi) matahuhua (takenga mai: toi - art; mata - face, surface; mata [mataono] - cube)

curate

rauhī (takenga mai: rauhī - to gather together, take care of)

curator

kairauhī (takenga mai: kai - prefix denoting agent; rauhi - to gather together, take care of)

curled

koromengemenge (kupu kē atu: āmengemenge)

curled

āmengemenge (kupu kē atu: koromengemenge)

curved line

rārangi kōpiko (kupu kē atu: ānau, rārangi piko)

curved line

rārangi piko (kupu kē atu: ānau, rārangi kōpiko)

curved line

ānau (kupu kē atu: rārangi kōpiko, rārangi piko)

cut (a notch)

tōkari ~tia (kupu kē atu: pakini)

cut, draw, etch, engrave, fashion, paint

tā ~ia ~nga (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

cut, slit, tear

ripi ~a (kupu kē atu: hae, haehae, pihi)

cut, slit, tear

hae, hahae ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: pihi, ripi [kupu mino])

cut, slit, tear

pihi ~a (kupu kē atu: hae, hahae, ripi)

cutting board/mat

papa tapahi

cyan

kārikiōrangi

cylinder, roller

rango

(clay) wire cutter

ahohae (uku) (takenga mai: aho - chord, string; hae - to cut)

D

dark (of colour)

kākarauri (kupu kē atu: hiwa, uri)

dark (of colour)

uri (kupu kē atu: hiwa, kākarauri)

dark (of colour)

hiwa (kupu kē atu: uri, kākarauri)

dark blue, navy blue

pukepoto (kupu kē atu: ōrangiuri)

dark blue, navy blue

ōrangiuri (takenga mai: ōrangi - blue; uri - dark [of colour]) (kupu kē atu: pukepoto)

dark brown, chocolate colour

parauri (kupu kē atu: hāura, kākaka, parāone, ura)

dark green

kānapanapa (kupu kē atu: kārikiuri, pounamu)

dark green

kārikiuri (takenga mai: kāriki - green; uri - dark [of colour]) (kupu kē atu: kānapanapa, pounamu)

dark green

pounamu (kupu kē atu: kānapanapa, kārikiuri)

dark greeny-blue

kānapanapa

dark grey

hinauri (takenga mai: hina - grey; uri - dark [of colour])

dark orange

tākou (kupu kē atu: pākākā)

dark orange

pākākā (kupu kē atu: tākou)

dark part of an image

mātāuri (takenga mai: mātā [mātāniho] - print or mark of teeth; uri - dark)

dark purple

porouri (takenga mai: poro [waiporoporo] - purple; uri - dark [of colour])

dark red

kōkōwai (kupu kē atu: kurauri)

dark red

kurauri (takenga mai: uri - dark) (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai)

dart, tuck in (sewing)

whakahoi (takenga mai: whakahoi - insert divergent threads in the woof of a garment to make fullness)

daub, smear

hawahawa (kupu kē atu: pahawa)

decorate with feathers, bunches of hair etc.

puhipuhi ~a

denim

tāngari (takenga mai: He kupu mino [mai i te kupu 'dungaree'].)

depth of field

rohe ngangahu (takenga mai: rohe - area, region; ngangahu - clear, in focus)

design

hoahoa ~ina (takenga mai: hoahoa - layout, plan, arrange)

design brief

mahere hoahoa (takenga mai: mahere - plan; hoahoa - design)

design element

āhuatanga hoahoa (takenga mai: āhuatanga - aspect, characteristic, property, feature, attribute; hoahoa - layout, plan, arrange)

develop

whakawhanake ~tia (takenga mai: whaka - causitive prefix; whanake - grow)

diagonal

hauroki (takenga mai: hauroki - the diagonals in measuring the ground plan of a house)

diamond bit, diamond cutter

niho taimana (takenga mai: niho - tooth; taimana - diamond [kupu mino]) (kupu kē atu: mata taimana)

diamond cutter, diamond bit

mata taimana (takenga mai: mata - blade, edge, surface; taimana - diamond [kupu mino]) (kupu kē atu: niho taimana)

digital

matihiko (takenga mai: mati - digit; hiko - electricity)

digital camera

pū whakaahua matihiko (takenga mai: mati - digit; hiko - electricity)

digital drawing

tānga matihiko (takenga mai: tā - draw, paint; mati - digit; hiko - electric)

digital instrument

taputapu matihiko

digital photograph

whakaahua matihiko (takenga mai: matihiko - digital)

digital tool

taputapu matihiko

digital versatile disk (DVD)

kōpae ataata

dim (of an image), low contrast

whakawairua (takenga mai: whakawairua - appear dim and shadowy) (kupu kē atu: māhinahina, whēkaro)

diptych

kāhui takirua (takenga mai: kāhui - assemblage, cluster; takirua - in twos)

distort

whakahawe ~a

dodge tool (digital image editing)

tākaho (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; kaho - anything light in colour)

dominance

aronga mātāmua (takenga mai: aronga - direction, attend to, favour; mātāmua - first)

double weave

tōrua

double weave, two-fold, twilled

tōrua

double weft twining

whatu aho rua

download (electronic data)

tikiake

draw

tuhi ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: tā ~ia ~nga)

draw, etch, engrave, cut, fashion, paint

tā ~ia ~nga (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

drawing board

papa tā

drawing instrument

taputapu tuhi

dremel

tāraihiko matarehu (takenga mai: tārai - dress, shape, fashion; hiko - electricity; matarehu - fine)

dress timber with an adze

tahi ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: ngao)

dress timber with an adze

ngao ~a (kupu kē atu: tahi)

drill

hōrete (kupu kē atu: tūwiri)

drill

tūwiri (takenga mai: tū - manner, sort; wiri - bore, twist) (kupu kē atu: hōrete)

drill bit

nihowiri (takenga mai: niho - tooth; wiri - twist, bore)

drill, a traditional tool used to make holes in wood and stone

kōwiriwiri

dry leaves of flax

koka (kupu kē atu: kuka)

dry leaves of flax

kuka (kupu kē atu: koka)

duplicate, copy

tārua ~tia ~tanga (kupu kē atu: pūrua)

dust mask

ārainehu (takenga mai: ārai - screen, ward off; nehu - dust, fine powder)

dye

waitae (takenga mai: wai - liquid; tae - colour) (kupu kē atu: tae)

(to) dye

tāwai ~tia (takenga mai: tāwai - steep in vegetable dye)

dye

tae (kupu kē atu: waitae)

(drawing) tablet

papatuhi (takenga mai: papa - surface; tuhi - write, draw)

E

ear ornament

pōhoi (kupu kē atu: whakakai)

ear ornament

whakakai (kupu kē atu: pōhoi)

earth colour

tae ōnuku (takenga mai: ō - of, pertaining to; nuku - the earth)

earthenware

uku koropungapunga (takenga mai: koropungapunga - porous)

easel

tīrewa peita (takenga mai: tīrewa - scaffolding or raised frame for hanging things on; peita - painting)

edge, margin

tapa

edit

whakatika ~ina

edition

putanga

elastic

kūtorotoro (takenga mai: kūtoro - stretched, at full length)

electric blue

ōrangihiko (takenga mai: ōrangi - blue; hiko - electric)

electric sander

whakamāene hiko (takenga mai: whakamāene - make smooth; hiko - electricity)

electric saw

kanihiko (takenga mai: kani - saw; hiko - electricity)

embellish

whakapaipai ~tia (kupu kē atu: whakanikoniko, whakanakonako, whakarākai)

embellish, adorn

whakaniko, whakanikoniko ~hia (takenga mai: whakaniko - ornament with curves, adorn) (kupu kē atu: rākai, rākei, whakanako, whakapaipai, whakarākai)

embellish, adorn

whakarākai ~tia ~tanga (kupu kē atu: rākai, rākei, whakaniko, whakanakonako, whakapaipai)

embroidery

tui whakaniko (takenga mai: tui - sew; whakaniko - ornament, adorn)

emerald

kānapanapa

enamel paint

peita kōrahirahi (takenga mai: kōrahirahi - thin, somewhat transparent)

engrave, draw, etch, cut, fashion, paint

tā ~ia ~nga (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

erase, eraser

ūkui ~a (kupu kē atu: muku, rapa)

erase, eraser

muku ~a (takenga mai: muku - wipe, rub) (kupu kē atu: rapa, ūkui)

eraser

rapa (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: muku, ūkui)

eraser tool (digital image editing)

kōmuru

etch, draw, engrave, cut, fashion, paint

tā ~ia ~nga (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

evocative, expressive

pūkare (takenga mai: pū [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

exhibit, exhibition

whakaatu ~ria ~ranga (kupu kē atu: whakakite ~a ~nga)

expert, clever, deft, virtuoso

rehe (kupu kē atu: tohunga)

expert, skilled person

tohunga

explore, exploration

tūhura ~tia ~tanga

export (an image)

kaweatu (takenga mai: kawe - carry, convey, take; atu - indicates direction away from the speaker)

expose to view, uncover

hura ~ina ~nga (kupu kē atu: kohura)

exposure

huranga

expressionism

toi pūkare (takenga mai: pu [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

expressionism

(toi) pūkare (takenga mai: pū [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

expressive, evocative

pūkare (takenga mai: pū [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

eyedropper tool (digital image editing)

turumata

F

f-stop, f-number

waepuare (tohu: f) (takenga mai: wae - unit of measurement ; puare - aperture)

fabric shears

kuti papanga

fabric, material, cloth

papanga (takenga mai: papanga rua - two-fold, of fabric)

faded (colour)

māwhe (kupu kē atu: hātea)

faded (colour)

hātea (kupu kē atu: māwhe)

fashion design

hoahoa pūeru (takenga mai: pūeru - clothing, garment)

fashion, draw, etch, engrave, cut, paint

tā ~ia ~ nga (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

fasten, bind, lash

whiwhita ~ngia (kupu kē atu: tauhere)

fauvism

peita pāwhara (takenga mai: pāwhara - wild, untamed)

fawn (colour)

karakatea (takenga mai: karaka - orange; tea - light [of colour])

feeling, mood

wairua (takenga mai: wairua - spirit)

felt pen

pene whītau (takenga mai: pene - pen ; whītau - prepared fibre)

fibre

kaka (kupu kē atu: weu)

fibre

weu (kupu kē atu: kaka)

fibreboard

papa marariki (takenga mai: papa - surface, board; mara [maramara] - chip, splinter; riki - small)

figurative art

toi tūturu (takenga mai: tūturu - real, true, actual, authentic)

figurative painting

peita tangata

file (of data)

kōnae

file (tool)

waku matarehu (takenga mai: waku - rub, scrape, abrade; matarehu - fine grained)

fill (digital image editing)

whakakī ~a

film camera

pū whakaahua kiriata (tohu: SLR)

fine (texture), thin

angiangi (kupu kē atu: rauangi, rauiti)

fine (texture), thin

rauangi (kupu kē atu: angiangi, rauiti)

fine brush

paraihe rauiti

fine, small, as fibres of finely dressed flax

tarapī

fine-grained (of a sharpening stone, etc.)

matarehu

finely finished adzing

ngao matariki

fire brick

pereki tahu

firing (clay)

whakapaka ~tia (takenga mai: paka - dried, baked, cook)

first weft

aho tāhuhu (kupu kē atu: aho tapu, tāwhiu)

first weft

tāwhiu (kupu kē atu: aho tāhuhu, aho tapu)

fish eye lens

karu ika

flash (for a camera)

kōhiko

flat chisel

whao papatahi (takenga mai: papatahi - flat)

flax divided into narrow strips for weaving

mātātara

flax, Phormium tenax

harakeke

flexi-curve

tapa pīngore (takenga mai: tapa - edge; pīngore - flexible)

flow

ia (takenga mai: ia - current)

flower stem of flax plant

kōrari

flue

tīmere (takenga mai: He kupu mino [mai i te kupu 'chimney'].)

focal length

whāroa arotahi

focussed

ngangahu

foreground

(a) mua (kupu kē atu: aroaro, papamua)

foreground

aroaro (takenga mai: aroaro - face, front) (kupu kē atu: papamua, [a] mua)

foreground

papamua (kupu kē atu: aroaro, [a] mua)

form, shape

āhua

form, shape

ata (kupu kē atu: āhua)

fountain pen, ink pen

pene waituhi

frame

tāpare (kupu kē atu: taitapa, taku)

frame

taitapa (kupu kē atu: taku, tāpare)

free-standing sculpture

tāraitanga tū noa

french curve

tāpiko (takenga mai: tā - draw, etch; piko - curve)

fretsaw

kani whakaniko (takenga mai: kani - saw; whakaniko - ornamented with curves)

frottage, rubbing

wakuwaku ~a (takenga mai: wakuwaku - rub, scrape, abrade)

G

(art) gallery

whare whakaatu (toi)

gaping

pirara (kupu kē atu: tīrara, tīwāwā)

gaping, wide apart

tīrara (kupu kē atu: pirara, tīwāwā)

garment, clothing

kaka (kupu kē atu: kākahu, kahu, pūeru)

gas burner

mura kapuni

gas kiln

umu kapuni

genre

tūmomo (kupu kē atu: momo, kātū)

genre

kātū (kupu kē atu: momo, tūmomo)

genre

momo (kupu kē atu: kātū, tūmomo)

gesso

pani pākeho (takenga mai: pani - paint, smear, spread; pākeho - limestone, white clay)

gigabyte

piriona waematihiko (tohu: GB) (takenga mai: piriona - billion; wae - unit of measurement; matihiko - digital) (kupu kē atu: kikapaita [kupu mino])

glass (art)

(toi) kōata (takenga mai: kōataata - transparent)

glaze

kirimōhinu (takenga mai: kiri - skin; mōhinuhinu - shiny, glistening, glossy)

glaze firing

whakapaka kirimōhinu

gloss finish

pīata (kupu kē atu: mōhinuhinu)

gloss finish

mōhinuhinu (takenga mai: mōhinuhinu - shiny, glistening, glossy) (kupu kē atu: pīata)

glossy paper

pepa mōhinuhinu

glue

kāpia (takenga mai: kāpia - kauri gum, resin)

golden yellow

pīngao

gouache

peita waikukū (takenga mai: peita - paint [kupu mino]; wai - water; kukū - firm, stiff, thickened, thick liquid)

gouge

tīkaro ~a

gouge chisel

whao pewa (takenga mai: pewa - anything bow-shaped)

gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris

hue (kupu kē atu: tahā, kiaka)

gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris

kiaka (kupu kē atu: hue, tahā)

gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris

tahā (kupu kē atu: hue, kiaka)

gradient tool (digital image editing)

kōmitimiti (takenga mai: kōmitimiti - blend, fuse, merge)

graffiti art

toi karawhiti (takenga mai: He kupu mino [Itariana].)

grainy (of an image)

tongitongi (takenga mai: tongitongi - speckled)

graph paper

pepa tukutuku

graphite

matāpango (takenga mai: matā - lead; pango - black)

graver

tāripa (takenga mai: tā - cut, tattoo; ripa - groove, furrow)

graver, burin

tāripa (takenga mai: tā - cut, tattoo; ripa - groove, furrow)

green

kākāriki (kupu kē atu: kāriki)

green

kāriki (kupu kē atu: kākāriki)

greenish-grey

kārikihina

greenstone

pounamu

greenware

taonga ukumata (takenga mai: taonga - object; uku - clay; mata - fresh, green, uncooked)

grey

kiwikiwi (kupu kē atu: hina, kororā)

grey

kororā (kupu kē atu: hina, kiwikiwi)

grey

hina (kupu kē atu: kiwikiwi, kororā)

grind

kauoro ~tia (kupu kē atu: hunga, kanioro, oro)

grind, rub fine

kauoro ~tia (kupu kē atu: hunga, kanioro, oro)

grind, rub fine

hunga (kupu kē atu: kanioro, kauoro, oro, pahunga, hungā [tūmahi hāngū])

grind, rub fine

oro ~a (kupu kē atu: hunga, kanioro, kauoro)

grindstone

hōanga

groove

awa, awaawa

guides (digital image editing)

rārangi tīaroaro (takenga mai: rārangi - line; tīaroaro - alignment)

guillotine

ringa pīauau (takenga mai: ringa - arm; pīauau - cutting instrument)

H

hammer

hama (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: pākuru)

hammer

pākuru ~a (kupu kē atu: hama)

hand puppet

karetao ā-ringa

hand tool (digital image editing)

ataringa (takenga mai: ata - icon, image; ringa - hand)

handle (of a tool or object)

kakau

handsaw

kani ā-ringa

hank (of fibre), skein

pōkai

hard drive

pūmārō

hardboard

papamārō

harden

totoka

harmony, harmonious

reretau (takenga mai: rere - flow; rere [rerehua] - pleasant to the sight, beauty, aesthetic; tau - be neat, attractive, beautiful)

hatching

kauruku whakarārangi (takenga mai: whakarārangi - linear)

headband

tīpare

headdress

hutukawa (kupu kē atu: kōtaha)

headdress

kōtaha (kupu kē atu: hutukawa)

healing brush tool (digital image editing)

tapi ~a (takenga mai: tapi - patch, mend, repair)

hem

remu

hem stitch

tuinga remu

hemp

kōaka (takenga mai: kōaka - coarse mat made of flax leaves)

hessian

tāpora (takenga mai: tāpora - a coarse floor mat)

high contrast

pūahoaho (takenga mai: pūahoaho - clarity, clearness)

high resolution

arinui (takenga mai: ari [ariari] - resolution [of an image]; nui - large)

history brush tool (digital image editing)

kapohanga o mua

hole

kōhao (kupu kē atu: poka)

hole

poka ~ina (kupu kē atu: kōhao)

horizontal

huapae

horizontal batten of tukutuku panel

kaho

horizontal type tool (digital image editing)

pato huapae

horizontal wall batten in a meeting house

kaho

hot shoe

hononga kōhiko (takenga mai: hono - connect; kōhiko - flash)

hue

tae (kupu kē atu: kano)

human image carved on a post

kāhia

I

ISO

waerongo aho (takenga mai: wae - unit of measurement; rongo - sense; aho - light)

iPad

īPapa

illustration

pikitia whakaari (takenga mai: whakaari - to show, display, present)

image

whakaahua (kupu kē atu: atahanga)

image manipulation

whakarākei whakaahua (kupu kē atu: raweke whakaahua)

image manipulation

raweke whakaahua (kupu kē atu: whakarākei whakaahua)

image, statue

pakoko (kupu kē atu: whakapakoko)

image, statue

whakapakoko (kupu kē atu: pakoko)

impasto

pani kukū (takenga mai: pani - paint, smear, spread anything on something else; kukū - thick liquid)

imperfect

pūhungahunga (kupu kē atu: kōkau)

import (an image)

kawemai (takenga mai: kawe - carry, convey, take; mai - indicates direction toward the speaker)

impressionism

toi kōpura (takenga mai: kōpura - ruddy, shining)

impressionism

(toi) kōpura (takenga mai: kōpura - ruddy, shining)

incomplete, unfinished

hukihuki (kupu kē atu: kohuku)

indigo

poropango (takenga mai: poro [waiporoporo] - purple; pango - black)

ink

waituhi (takenga mai: wai - liquid; tuhi - delineate, draw, adorn with painting)

innovation

aronga hou (takenga mai: aronga - direction; hou - new)

inspiration

hiringa (kupu kē atu: kauanuanu)

inspire

whakaohooho ~tia

installation

puninga toi (takenga mai: puni - encampment)

installation art

toi puni (takenga mai: puni - encampment)

intaglio

mātātuhi kōaro (takenga mai: kōaro - be inverted)

intense (of feeling, mood etc.)

ngoto

intensity (of colour)

kitakita (kupu kē atu: pūahoaho)

interlace, to lace

kōtui, kōtuitui ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: pawero)

interpret

whakamāori ~tia ~tanga

iridescent

uiraira (takenga mai: uira – to flash, gleam; iraira – to shine, glitter, be variegated)

irregular

tōroherohe (kupu kē atu: tipihori, tipirori, tipitaha)

irregular (shape)

tipirori (kupu kē atu: tipihori, tipitaha, tōroherohe)

J

jewellery

whakapīwari (takenga mai: whakapīwari - bedeck, ornament) (kupu kē atu: taonga whakapaipai)

jewellery

taonga whakapaipai (kupu kē atu: whakapīwari, taonga whakarākei)

jigsaw

kanipiko (takenga mai: kani - saw; piko - curve)

join, splice

hono, honohono ~a ~nga

jute

hutu (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

K

khaki

pākā kōrito

kidney (tool for clay)

taputapu tārai (uku) (kupu kē atu: wakuwaku)

kiekie, Freycinetia banksii

kiekie

kiln, clay oven

umuuku (takenga mai: umu - oven; uku - clay)

kilt

rāpaki

kite

pākau (kupu kē atu: manu aute, manu tukutuku)

kite

manu tukutuku (kupu kē atu: manu aute, pākau)

knead (clay)

romiromi ~a (uku) (kupu kē atu: pokepoke [uku])

knot (in timber)

pūpeka (kupu kē atu: pūkanohi, pūmanga)

knot (in timber)

pūmanga (kupu kē atu: pūkanohi, pūpeka)

knot (in timber)

pūkanohi (kupu kē atu: pūpeka, pūmanga)

L

lace, interlace

pawero ~a (kupu kē atu: kōtui, kōtuitui)

(to) lace, interlace

kōtui, kōtuitui ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: pawero)

landscape (image)

whakaahua taiao (takenga mai: taiao - environment)

lash, fasten, bind

tauhere ~a (kupu kē atu: whiwhita)

lasso tool (digital image editing)

tārore (takenga mai: tārore - put into a noose, snare)

last weft

aho whatu

layer (digital image editing)

apa

layer, layered

paparanga (kupu kē atu: papanga)

layer, layered

papanga (kupu kē atu: paparanga)

left over pieces stripped off in the process of preparing flax

para (kupu kē atu: kaku, pūkaha)

left over pieces stripped off in the process of preparing flax

kaku (kupu kē atu: para, pūkaha)

left over pieces stripped off in the process of preparing flax

pūkaha (kupu kē atu: kaku, para)

lens

arotahi

lens cap

taupoki arotahi (takenga mai: taupoki - cover, close with a lid; arotahi -lens)

lens hood

maru arotahi (takenga mai: maru - shield, shelter; arotahi - lens)

life drawing

ata kirikau (takenga mai: ata - form, shape, semblence, image; kirikau - naked)

light (illumination)

aho

light (of colour), pale

tea (kupu kē atu: kaho, kōmā, teatea)

light blue

ōrangitea (takenga mai: ōrangi - blue; tea - light [of colour])

light brown

hāuratea (takenga mai: hāura - brown; tea - light [of colour])

light brown

pākā kōrito

light green

karera (kupu kē atu: kārikitea)

light green

kārikitea (takenga mai: kāriki - green; tea - light [of colour]) (kupu kē atu: karera)

light part of an image

mātātea (takenga mai: mātā [mātāniho] - print or mark of teeth; tea - white, clear)

light red

kuratea (takenga mai: tea - light [colour])

lightbox

pouaka tūrama

lime green

kārikikōwhai (kupu kē atu: māota)

lime green

māota (kupu kē atu: kārikikōwhai)

line

rārangi ~hia ~tanga

line art

toi rārangi

linen

papamuka (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - fabric; muka - flax fibre)

linen paper

pepa muka

lino

kahupeka

lino print

mātātuhi kahupeka

lock off - turn in the strands of a piece of weaving

tapiki ~tia ~tanga

lock stitch

tuinga tāmau

loop tool (clay)

koropewa (mahi uku)

loosely woven

tāwēwē (kupu kē atu: ngeki, ngekingeki)

loosely woven

ngekingeki (kupu kē atu: ngeki, tāwēwē)

low contrast, dim (of an image)

whakawairua (takenga mai: whakawairua - appear dim and shadowy) (kupu kē atu: māhinahina, whēkaro)

low contrast, dim (of an image)

māhinahina (kupu kē atu: whakawairua, whēkaro)

low contrast, dim (of an image)

whēkaro (kupu kē atu: māhinahina, whakawairua)

low resolution

ariiti (takenga mai: ari [ariari] - resolution [of an image]; iti - small)

lower border on a cloak

remu

lump of clay

kerengeo

lycra

raikara (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

M

Mātuku-tangotango’s knot

(te) here a Mātuku-tangotango

macro lens

arotahi piritata (takenga mai: piri - come close; tata - near)

magenta

mākurakura

magic wand tool (digital image editing)

kōwhiti kano (takenga mai: kano - colour, texture, stock)

main lines in tāmoko pattern

kaka

mallet

kuru ~a (kupu kē atu: tā)

mallet

tā (kupu kē atu: kuru)

manaia (stylised figure in carving)

manaia

manipulate, fashion

raweke ~hia ~tanga

manual (by hand)

ā-ringa

maquette, model

tauira

marbling

toi pīereere (takenga mai: pīereere - fissured)

margin, edge

tapa

marionette

karetao

marquee tool (digital image editing)

kōwhiti (takenga mai: kōwhiti - to select, to pull out)

mask

kanohi kē (takenga mai: kanohi - face; kē - different, other) (kupu kē atu: matahuna)

mask

matahuna (kupu kē atu: kanohi kē)

matt finish

pīata-kore

matt paper

pepa pīata-kore

matted, tangled, cross-grained,

hūmengemenge (kupu kē atu: rapa, rīrapa, tahatonga, takawiri)

mauve

poroporo

measuring tape

rūri takai (kupu kē atu: tēpa ine)

measuring tape

tēpa ine (takenga mai: tēpa - He kupu mino.; ine - measure) (kupu kē atu: rūri takai)

medium

rawatoi (takenga mai: rawa - goods, property; toi - art)

medium finished adzing

ngao tū

medium, art materials

rawatoi (takenga mai: rawa - goods, property; toi - art)

meeting house

wharenui

megabyte

miriona waematihiko (tohu: MB) (takenga mai: miriona - million [kupu mino]; wae - unit of measurment; matihiko - digital)

megapixel

miriona tongiiti (tohu: MP)

memory card

kāri mahara

memory stick

pūmahara

menu

kōwhiringa (takenga mai: kōwhiri - select, choose)

menu control

pā kōwhiringa (takenga mai: pā [pātene] - button; pā - touch; kōwhiringa - menu)

merge (digital image editing)

hanumi

metallic paint

peita whairino (takenga mai: whai - possessing; rino - metal [kupu mino])

metallic paper

pepa whairino (takenga mai: whai - possessing; rino - metal [kupu mino])

middle ground (of an image)

papawaenga (kupu kē atu: tuawaenga, [a] waenga)

middle ground (of an image)

tuawaenga (takenga mai: tua - e whai ana i te 'tua' o te kupu tuarongo; waenga - middle) (kupu kē atu: [a] waenga, papawaenga)

middle ground (of an image)

(a) waenga (kupu kē atu: papawaenga, tuawaenga)

minimalist art

toi tahanga (takenga mai: tahanga - naked, bereft, having nothing)

minimalist art

toi tahanga (takenga mai: tahanga - naked, benefit, nothing left)

misappropriate

whānako ~tia (takenga mai: whānako - cheat, rob, steal) (kupu kē atu: tāhae)

misappropriate

tāhae ~tia (kupu kē atu: whānako)

mix together (paint etc.)

whakahanumi ~tia (kupu kē atu: ranu, whakaranu)

mix together (paint etc.)

whakaranu ~a (kupu kē atu: ranu, whakahanumi)

mix, mixture

ranu ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: whakahanumi, whakaranu)

mixed media

toirau (kupu kē atu: rawatoi tini)

mixed media

rawatoi tini (takenga mai: rawatoi - medium [visual art]; tini - many) (kupu kē atu: toirau)

mobile

kaui (takenga mai: kaui - string of articles)

mode control

pā whakahaere (takenga mai: pā [pātene] - button; pā - touch; whakahaere - organise, operate)

model, maquette

tauira

modernism

toi hou

moko (tattooing on the face or body under traditional protocol)

moko ~a ~ia (kupu kē atu: tāmoko)

moko pattern on the forearm

kurawaka

moko pattern on the thigh

paeturi (kupu kē atu: pakituri)

moko pattern on the thigh

pakituri (kupu kē atu: paeturi)

moko pattern usually on the buttocks

rape

monochromatic

taetahi (takenga mai: tahi - one)

monoprint

tānga papatahi

mood, feeling

wairua (takenga mai: wairua - spirit)

mordant

tūmau kano (kupu kē atu: waitumu)

mordant

waitumu (kupu kē atu: tūmau kano)

mosaic

toi rōpinepine (takenga mai: rōpinepine - place close together)

motif

waitohu (takenga mai: waitohu - mark, signify, indicate)

mottled, spotted

kōtingotingo (kupu kē atu: kōrangorango, tāingoingo)

mottled, spotted

kōrangorango (kupu kē atu: kōtingotingo, tāingoingo)

mottled, spotted

tāingoingo (kupu kē atu: kōrangorango, kōtingotingo)

mould

hangarewa kōaro (takenga mai: hanga - make, build, fashion; rewa - molten; kōaro - inverted)

mould (clay)

kōmiri ~a (uku) (takenga mai: kōmiri - rub with the hand or fingers)

mounting (for an artwork)

paepiringa (takenga mai: pae - surround with a border; piri - be attached, fastened to)

move tool (digital image editing)

nuku

mud (used in the process of dyeing fibre)

paru

multicoloured

kanorau (takenga mai: kano - colour, pigment; rau - many)

mural

matarahi (takenga mai: matarahi - large; mata - surface; rahi - numerous)

muse

manawakura (takenga mai: manawa - heart, seat of affection; kura [māreikura, whatukura] - order of female/male supernatural beings; kura - something cherished, dearly loved)

N

nail

nēra (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

natural resource

rawa māori

necklace, neck ornament

whakakai (kupu kē atu: hei, tāhei)

necklace, neck ornament

tāhei (kupu kē atu: hei, whakakai)

necklace, neck ornament

hei (kupu kē atu: tāhei, whakakai)

needle

ngira (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

negative (film)

kiri tōraro (takenga mai: kiri [kiriata] - film; tōraro - negative [of an image])

negative (of an image)

tōraro (takenga mai: tō - that of, pertaining to ; raro - below)

newsprint

pepa tōkau (takenga mai: tōkau - to be plain)

noise, noisy (in an image)

heihei

non-figurative art, non-representational art

toi tūaweawe (takenga mai: tū - manner, sort, appear; aweawe - distant, out of reach)

notch

pakini ~tia

novice, apprentice

pia (kupu kē atu: ika tauhou)

nut

peru (takenga mai: peru - head as of a nail etc.)

nylon

ngaiaku (takenga mai: ngai - He kupu mino.; aku [akuaku] - firm, strong)

nylon brush

paraihe ngaiaku

(new) shoot of flax plant

rito

O

ochre

tākou (kupu kē atu: pākākā)

ochre (colour)

pākākā (kupu kē atu: tākou)

off-white, whitish grey

pūmā (kupu kē atu: kōmā)

off-white, whitish-grey

kōmā (kupu kē atu: pūmā)

oil paint

peita hinu

olive, greenish-brown, browny-green

kārikihāura (takenga mai: kāriki - green; hāura - brown)

opaque

puata-kore

open weaving

raranga tīrara (kupu kē atu: raranga tātahi)

orange

karaka (kupu kē atu: ārani)

orange

ārani (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: karaka)

orange-yellow

pārakaraka

origin, source, base

pūtake ~a (kupu kē atu: pū, take)

original

taketake (takenga mai: taketake - origin, beginning, root)

outline

hua (takenga mai: hua - outline, leading lines of a pattern in carving)

over-exposure

huranga tuhene (takenga mai: tuhene - overmuch, excessive)

overcast stitch

tuinga tapa

overlap

inaki ~tia ~tanga

P

paint

pani ~a (kupu kē atu: peita)

paint, draw, etch, engrave, cut, fashion

tā ~ia ~ nga (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

paint, painting

peita ~hia (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: pani)

painted or carved figure in the form of a mythical sea creature

marakihau

pale brown

hāuratea (takenga mai: hāura - brown; tea - light [of colour])

pale grey

hinatea (takenga mai: hina - grey; tea - light [of colour])

pale orange

karakatea (takenga mai: karaka - orange; tea - light [of colour])

pale pink

māwherotea (takenga mai: māwhero - pink; tea - light [of colour])

pale purple-blue

poroporo

pale yellowish-green

kārikikaho (takenga mai: kāriki - green; kaho - anything light coloured)

pale, light (of colour)

tea (kupu kē atu: kaho, kōmā, teatea)

palette

pae whakaranu (takenga mai: pae - surface; whakaranu - mix together)

panorama

whakaahua takiraha (takenga mai: takiraha - wide, extended)

paper

pepa

paper kiln

umu pepa

paper trimmer

papa poro pepa (takenga mai: papa - flat surface; poro - trim off, cut off)

papier mâché

pepa whakapiripiri (takenga mai: pepa - paper; whakapiri - stick, fasten)

parallel grooves of carving in surface decoration

haehae

pastel

piakano (takenga mai: pia - gum of a tree; kano - colour)

patches of colour, pied

ōpurepure

path (digital image editing)

ara

path selection tool (digital image editing)

tīpako ara

pattern

tauira

pegboard

papa kōputaputa (takenga mai: papa - surface; kōputaputa - pitted, full of holes)

pen

pene (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

pen drive

pūmahara

pen tool (digital image editing)

pene

pencil

pene rākau

perceive, perception

rongo ~hia (kupu kē atu: aroā)

perception, awareness

aroā (kupu kē atu: rongo)

permanent marker pen

pene tāmau

perspective

tirohanga (takenga mai: tirohanga - view, sight, aspect)

photograph

whakaahua ~tia

photographic screen print

mātātuhi raumata whakaahua

photography

hopu whakaahua (takenga mai: hopu - catch, seize; whakaahua - image)

photography paper

pepa whakaahua

photomontage

tōpūtanga whakaahua (takenga mai: tōpū - assembled together; whakaahua - photograph)

picture

pikitia (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: whakaahua)

pied, patches of colour

ōpurepure

pierce

poka ~ina

pigment for tāmoko

wai ngārahu (kupu kē atu: waikauri)

pigment, colour, hue

kano (takenga mai: kano - colour) (kupu kē atu: tae)

pin

pine ~a (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: tāpine)

pin

tāpine ~a (kupu kē atu: pine)

pin cushion

aupuru tāpine

pin-hole camera

pū whakaahua puare ririki (takenga mai: puare - aperture, opening; ririki - small)

pinch pot

ipu kiniuku (takenga mai: ipu - pot; kini - nip, pinch; uku - clay)

pink

māwhero (kupu kē atu: mākurakura)

pinking shears

kuti kōpekapeka (takenga mai: kōpekapeka - zig zag)

pit firing (clay)

whakapaka rōrua (takenga mai: rō [roto] - in; rua - pit)

pit kiln

umu rua

pixel

tongiiti (tohu: px) (takenga mai: tongi - speck; iti - small) (kupu kē atu: pika [kupu mino])

pixelate (digital image editing)

whakatongitongi ~hia (takenga mai: whaka - causative prefix; tongotongi - speckled)

plain, devoid of ornamentation

kōkau (kupu kē atu: māmore, taramore, tōkau, tōtōkau)

plain, devoid of ornamentation

tōkau, tōtōkau (kupu kē atu: kōkau, māmore, taramore)

plain, devoid of ornamentation

taramore (kupu kē atu: kōkau, māmore, tōkau, tōtōkau)

plain, devoid of ornamentation

māmore (kupu kē atu: kōkau, taramore, tōkau, tōtōkau)

plait

whiri ~a ~nga

plant fibre

kaka tipu

plasticine

kerepeti (takenga mai: kerepeti - clay worked and pressed)

playdough

poikere (takenga mai: poi - make into a ball, knead, work up; kere - clay, earth) (kupu kē atu: kere pokepoke)

playdough

kere pokepoke (kupu kē atu: poikere)

pliable, soft, pulpy

kōpē, kōpēpē

pliers

kūmau

pointillism

tā tongitongi (takenga mai: tā - draw; tongi - point, speck)

polish, polisher

whakamahine ~tia

polychromatic

taetini (takenga mai: tini - many)

polyprint

tānga papatini

polyptych

kāhui takitini (takenga mai: kāhui - assemblage, cluster; takitini - many)

pompom

poi (kupu kē atu: ngore)

pompom

ngore (kupu kē atu: poi)

pop art

toi arotini (takenga mai: aro - desire, inclination, attend to, favour; tini - many)

portrait

whakaahua kiritangata (takenga mai: kiritangata – person)

positive (of an image)

tōrunga (takenga mai: tō - that of, pertaining to; runga - above)

potter

ringauku (takenga mai: ringa - hand; uku - clay)

pottery

mahi uku

pottery wheel

wīra uku

pottery wheel, clay wheel

wira uku

power carver

tāraihiko (takenga mai: tārai - dress, shape, fashion; hiko - electricity)

prepared flax fibre

whītau (kupu kē atu: muka)

prepared flax fibre

muka (kupu kē atu: whītau)

primary colour

tae mātāmua (takenga mai: mātāmua - first)

primer, underpainting

(peita) kiriwai (takenga mai: kiriwai - skin, dermis; peita - painting)

print

hāraunga (kupu kē atu: mātatuhi)

print

mātātuhi (takenga mai: mātā [mātāniho] – print or mark of teeth; tuhi – delineate, draw, adorn with painting) (kupu kē atu: hāraunga)

procedure

ara mahi (takenga mai: ara - pathway; mahi - work)

prodigy

hautipua (takenga mai: hautipua - to be remarkable)

professional

ngaio

projector

tukuata (takenga mai: tuku - release, send, present; ata - image)

proportion

pānga riterite (takenga mai: pānga [pā] - connected with, relationship; riterite - alike, corresponding)

protest art

toi mautohe (takenga mai: mautohe - to oppose, take a stand against, protest)

protractor

ine-koki (takenga mai: ine - measure; koki - angle)

protégé

poipoinga (takenga mai: poipoi - to nuture)

puppet

karetao

purple

waiporoporo (kupu kē atu: māhoe, pāpura [kupu mino], tawa)

purple

māhoe (kupu kē atu: pāpura [kupu mino], tawa, waiporoporo)

purple

tawa (kupu kē atu: māhoe, pāpura [kupu mino], waiporoporo)

pīngao, golden sand sedge, Demoschoenus spiralis

pīngao

Q

quick unpick

waha kai tuinga (kupu kē atu: wewete tuinga)

quick unpick

wewete tuinga (takenga mai: wewete - untie, unravel; tuinga - stitch) (kupu kē atu: waha kai tuinga)

quilting

tui kuira (takenga mai: tui - sew; kuira - quilt [kupu mino])

R

rafter in a meeting house

heke

rag

karukaru (kupu kē atu: petapeta, ruha, ruharuha, ruwha)

rag

petapeta (kupu kē atu: karukaru, ruha, ruharuha, ruwha)

rag

ruha, ruwha (kupu kē atu: karukaru, petapeta, ruharuha)

raku

raku (uku) (takenga mai: He kupu mino [Hapanihi].)

rasp

waku kaitara (takenga mai: waku - rub, scrape, abrade; kaitara - rough, coarse)

rayon

reiaku (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

realism

toi pono

realistic image

ata pono (takenga mai: ata - form, shape, semblence; pono - true, valid, honest)

rectangle tool (digital image editing)

kōwhiti tapawhā (takenga mai: tapawhā [tapawhā hāngai] - rectangle)

recycled material

rawa hangarua (kupu kē atu: rawa tukurua)

recycled material

rawa tukurua (kupu kē atu: rawa hangarua)

recycled paper

pepa hangarua

red

kura (kupu kē atu: whero)

red ochre

kōkōwai (kupu kē atu: hōrū, hōrua)

red ochre

hōrū (kupu kē atu: hōrua, kōkōwai)

red paint

maukoroa

red, orange-red

whero (kupu kē atu: kura - red)

red-brown

ura (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai - red brown, parauri, kākaka, parāone - brown)

red-brown, auburn

kōkōwai (kupu kē atu: ura)

refine

whakapai ake

reflected image

ata

relief carving

whakairo papatahi

render (digital image editing)

tāhuahua ~tia

repeat, repetitive

tāruarua

representational art

toi tūturu (takenga mai: tūturu - real, true, actual, authentic)

research

rangahau ~tia (takenga mai: rangahau - seek, search out)

resolution (of an image)

ariari (takenga mai: ariari - clear)

ridge

ripa

ridge-beam of a meeting house

tāhū (kupu kē atu: tāhuhu)

ridge-beam of a meeting house

tāhuhu (kupu kē atu: tāhū)

rock carving, rock art

whakairo kāmaka (takenga mai: whakairo - carve, ornament with a pattern, sculpt; kāmaka - rock, stone)

roller, cylinder

rango

roof batten

kaho

rough (texture)

kaitara (kupu kē atu: matanui, mātoretore , raunui, taratara)

rough (texture), coarse

mātoretore (kupu kē atu: kaitara, matanui, raunui, taratara)

roughly made

pūhungahunga (kupu kē atu: kōkau)

roughly made, imperfect

kōkau (kupu kē atu: pūhungahunga)

rub fine, grind

kanioro ~a (kupu kē atu: hunga, kauoro, oro)

rubbing, frottage

wakuwaku ~a (takenga mai: wakuwaku - rub, scrape, abrade)

ruby (colour)

kōkōwai (kupu kē atu: kurauri)

ruby (colour)

kurauri (takenga mai: uri - dark) (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai)

ruler

rūri (takenga mai: rūri - He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: tauine)

ruler

tauine (kupu kē atu: rūri)

running stitch

tuinga takamua

S

sable brush

paraihe huruhuru (takenga mai: huruhuru - hair, fur)

safety pin

autui

sandpaper

pepa whakamāene (takenga mai: whaka - causative prefix; māene - smooth)

satin

papamōhinu (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - fabric; mōhinu [mōhinuhinu] - shiny, glistening, glossy)

saw

kani

scale drawing

tuhinga āwhata

scanner

matawai

scarlet

hīwera

scissors, shears

kutikuti

scrape

harakuku ~a ~tanga (kupu kē atu: hākuku, wakuwaku)

scrape

hākuku ~a ~tanga (kupu kē atu: harakuku, wakuwaku)

scrape

wakuwaku ~a (kupu kē atu: hākuku, harakuku)

scrape flax to extract fibre

hāro ~a

scrape flax to soften it

hāpine ~a

scraper

taputapu tārai (uku) (kupu kē atu: wakuwaku)

scraper, sculpting tool (clay), kidney

wakuwaku (kupu kē atu: taputapu tārai [uku])

screen (for screen printing)

anga raumata (takenga mai: anga - frame; raumata - mesh of a net)

screen print

mātātuhi raumata (takenga mai: raumata - mesh of a net)

screw

tīwiri

screwdriver

huriwiri (takenga mai: huri - turn; wiri - twist)

sculpt, sculpture

tārai ~a ~tanga (takenga mai: tārai - dress, shape, fashion)

sculpting tool (clay)

taputapu tārai (uku) (kupu kē atu: wakuwaku)

scumble, scumbling

tārunga whakarehurehu (takenga mai: tā - paint; runga - top; whakarehurehu - blur)

sealant, caulking

herepuru

seam

maurua (kupu kē atu: hiki)

seam

hiki (kupu kē atu: maurua)

secondary colour

tae mātāwaenga (takenga mai: mātā - e whai ana i te tauira o te 'mātāmua' me te 'mātāmuri'; waenga - middle)

select, selection

tīpako ~na ~nga

self-portrait

whakaahua kiriaro (takenga mai: kiri - person, self; aro [whaiaro] - self, person)

semi-gloss

tākarokaro (takenga mai: tākarokaro - shine dimly)

sensor

paerongo (takenga mai: pae - perch; paenga - place where things are heaped up; rongo - apprehend by the senses)

sequin

kora (takenga mai: kora - small fragment, speck, gleam)

set (clay)

tetepe (uku) (takenga mai: tetepe - set, become firm)

sew, stitch

tui, tuitui ~a ~nga

sewing arts

toi tuitui

sewing machine

pūrere tuitui

sgraffito

toi rapirapi (takenga mai: rapirapi - scratch) (kupu kē atu: ketuketu)

sgraffito

ketuketu (kupu kē atu: toi rapirapi)

shade (drawing technique)

kauruku ~tia (kupu kē atu: kauruki)

shade (of colour)

tātiwha ~hia (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; tiwha - dark)

shadow

ātārangi

shape

ata (kupu kē atu: āhua)

shape, form

āhua (kupu kē atu: ata)

sharp

koi (kupu kē atu: kikoha, pīrata, ratarata)

sharp

pīrata (kupu kē atu: kikoha, koi, ratarata)

sharp

ratarata (kupu kē atu: kikoha, koi, pīrata)

sharp

kikoha (kupu kē atu: koi, pīrata, ratarata)

sharpen

whakakoi ~a (kupu kē atu: oroi)

sharpen

oroi ~a (kupu kē atu: whakakoi)

sharpen (an image)

whakangangahu ~tia (takenga mai: ngangahu - clear, in focus)

shears, scissors

kutikuti

(new) shoot of flax plant

rito

show, exhibit, exhibition

whakaatu ~ria ~ranga (kupu kē atu: whakakite ~a ~nga)

show, exhibit, exhibition

whakakite ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: whakaatu ~ria ~ranga)

shutter (of camera)

kōpani (takenga mai: kōpani - close off, door)

shutter button

pā kōpani (takenga mai: pā [pātene] - button; pā - touch; kōpani - shutter [of a camera])

shutter speed

huranga kōpani (takenga mai: hura - expose; kōpani - shutter [of camera])

silhouette

matauri (takenga mai: mata - face; uri - dark)

silk

hiraka (kupu kē atu: papamāene)

silk

papamāene (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; māene [māeneene] - soft, smooth) (kupu kē atu: hiraka)

silver

hiriwa (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: kākonu)

silver, silvery

kākonu (takenga mai: kā [kakā] - to glow; konu [konganuku] - metal) (kupu kē atu: hiriwa)

single weft twining

whatu aho pātahi

single-point perspective

tirohanga pūtahi (takenga mai: pū - originate; pū [pūwāhi] - point in space; tahi - one)

sketch

huahua ~tia (takenga mai: huahua - sketch out a pattern before carving)

skirt made from flax

piupiu

slab construction (clay)

hanga ā-papa (uku)

slice tool (digital image editing)

kotikoti (takenga mai: kotikoti - to cut to pieces, lay out boundaries)

slide (film)

kiri tōrunga (takenga mai: kiri [kiriata] - film; tōrunga - positive [of an image])

slip (clay)

waiuku (takenga mai: wai - water; uku - clay)

slit, cut, tear

hae, hahae ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: pihi, ripi [kupu mino])

slovenly, crooked, loose (in weaving)

tāheha (kupu kē atu: kāwitiwiti, tākeka)

slovenly, crooked, loose (in weaving)

tākeka (kupu kē atu: tāheha, kāwitiwiti)

slovenly, crooked, loose (in weaving)

kāwitiwiti (kupu kē atu: tāheha, tākeka)

smear

pani ~a (kupu kē atu: penu, whakawahi)

smear

penu ~a (kupu kē atu: pani, whakawahi)

smear

whakawahi ~a (kupu kē atu: pani, penu)

smear, daub

pahawa (kupu kē atu: hawahawa)

smudge

ukupara ~tia

smudge tool (digital image editing)

ukupara ~tia

sock puppet

karetao tōkena

soft, pliable, pulpy

kōpē, kōpēpē

solvent

tāmeha (takenga mai: tā - causitive prefix; meha [memeha] - be dissolved)

source, base, origin

pūtake ~a (kupu kē atu: pū, take)

space

mokowā (kupu kē atu: takiwā, whaitua)

space

takiwā (kupu kē atu: mokowā)

spanner, wrench

huriperu (takenga mai: huri - turn; peru - nut) (kupu kē atu: wāwāhi)

spanner, wrench

wāwāhi (kupu kē atu: huriperu)

spin (clay)

tāwhirowhiro (uku)

spiral

tōrino (kupu kē atu: makaurangi)

spiral

makaurangi (kupu kē atu: tōrino)

spiral carving pattern for surface decoration

rauru

spirited, lively

ngangahau

splinter, chip

maramara (kupu kē atu: kongakonga)

split

kōihi (kupu kē atu: mātītore)

split

mātītore (kupu kē atu: kōihi)

split into fine strips

tākirikiri ~tanga

sponge

hautai

spotted, mottled

kōrangorango (kupu kē atu: kōtingotingo, tāingoingo)

spray paint

peita rehu

square (tool)

koki hāngai (takenga mai: koki hāngai - right angle)

squeegee

rautahi (takenga mai: rau [rarau] - lay hold of, grasp, handle; tahi - sweep)

stain

tawau (takenga mai: tawau - milky juice of plants, stain therefrom) (kupu kē atu: tae)

stain

tae (kupu kē atu: tawau)

stained glass

kōata ōpure (takenga mai: ōpure - patches of colour)

stained glass window

mataaho ōpure (takenga mai: mataaho - window; ōpurepure - varied with patches of colour)

stapler

tēpara (takenga mai: tēpara - He kupu mino.)

static image

whakaahua hū (takenga mai: hū - still, quiet)

steel scraper

tīwani maitai (takenga mai: tīwani - to scrape, dress, smooth; maitai - steel)

stem of toetoe plant

kākaho

stencil

tāhua (takenga mai: tā - draw, cut, etch; hua - outline)

still life

ata toka (takenga mai: ata - form, shape, semblence, image; toka - stay still, firm, solid)

still life photography

whakaahua toka (takenga mai: toka - stay still, firm)

stipple, stippling

kauruku tongitongi (takenga mai: tongitongi - speckled)

stitch, sew

tui, tuitui ~a ~nga

straight line

rārangi torotika

straight-grained (of timber)

aritahi (kupu kē atu: mākohe, ngako, pūkaka)

straight-grained (of timber)

ngako (kupu kē atu: aritahi, mākohe, pūkaka)

straight-grained (of timber)

pūkaka (kupu kē atu: aritahi, mākohe, ngako)

straight-grained (of timber)

mākohe (kupu kē atu: aritahi, ngako, pūkaka)

strand of cord or rope

kanoi

stretch fabric

papanga kūtoro (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - fabric; kūtoro - stretched at full length, a closely woven fabric)

strike with a mallet, hammer etc.

kuru ~a

strike with an implement

pao, paopao ~a (kupu kē atu: hau, hahau, kuru, pātuki)

strike with an implement

hau, hauhau ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: pao, paopao, pātuki)

strike with an implement

pātuki ~a (kupu kē atu: hau, hahau, pao, paopao)

strip (flax)

tīhore ~a

style

tātaitanga (takenga mai: tātai - arrange, adorn, set in order, recite genealogy) (kupu kē atu: tāera [kupu mino])

stylise (digital image editing)

whakawhaihanga ~tia (takenga mai: whaka - causative prefix; whaihanga - manipulate, make, construct)

stylised image

ata whaihanga (takenga mai: ata - form, shape, semblence; whaihanga - make, construct, manipulate)

stylus

pene matihiko (takenga mai: pene - pen; matihiko - digital)

subject

kaupapa

subordination

aronga mātāmuri (takenga mai: aronga - direction, attend to, favour; mātāmuri - last, latter)

subtractive sculpture

tāraitanga tangotango

suede

papahunga (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; hunga [perehunga] - nap, fluff)

sugar paper

pepa huka

surrealism

toi pohewa (takenga mai: pohewa - imagine, fancy, in imagination)

surrealism

(toi) pohewa (takenga mai: toi - art; pohewa - imagine, fancy, in imagination)

symbol, symbolise

tohu

symmetry, symmetrical

hangarite (takenga mai: hanga - shape; rite - alike, corresponding)

synthetic brush

paraihe horihori (takenga mai: horihori - false, artificial)

synthetic fibre

kaka horihori (takenga mai: horihori - false, untrue)

T

T-square

tīhāngai (takenga mai: koki hāngai - right angle)

(to) dye

tāwai ~tia (takenga mai: tāwai - steep in vegetable dye)

(to) lace, interlace

kōtui, kōtuitui ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: pawero)

(drawing) tablet

papatuhi (takenga mai: papa - surface; tuhi - write, draw)

tangled

rapa (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rīrapa, tahatonga, takawiri)

tangled, cross-grained, matted

takawiri (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rapa, rīrapa, tahatonga)

tapa (cloth)

tapa

tapestry

tui raumata (takenga mai: tui - sew; raumata - mesh)

tassel, thrum

patapata (kupu kē atu: hukahuka)

tattoo

kirituhi

teal

kārikiōrangi

telephoto lens

arotahi whakatata

tertiary colour

tae mātāmuri (takenga mai: mātāmuri - last)

texture, grain

kakano

textured paper

pepa kaitara (kupu kē atu: pepa whaikakano)

the first piece woven by a learner

kāwhatuwhatu

the projecting ends of the bargeboards of a meeting house

raparapa

theme

kaupapa

thimble

hūhimati (takenga mai: hūhi - cover; mati - finger)

thread, twisted cord

miro (kupu kē atu: aho)

three-dimensional

ahu-toru (whakapotonga: ahu-3) (takenga mai: ahu - move in a certain direction; toru - three)

three-point percpective

tirohanga pūtoru (takenga mai: pū - originate; pū [pūwāhi] - point in space; toru - three)

threshold of a meeting house

paepae

throw (pottery)

ahu uku (takenga mai: ahu - shape, fashion; uku - clay)

thrum, tassel

hukahuka (kupu kē atu: patapata)

thrum, tassel

patapata (kupu kē atu: hukahuka)

thumbnail

whakaahua hangariki (takenga mai: hangariki - small)

thumbnail sketch

huahua hangariki (takenga mai: huahua - sketch; hangariki - small)

tight weaving

raranga mangumangu (kupu kē atu: pūputu)

time-lapse photography

whakaahua takanga wā

tinfoil

pepa mohe (takenga mai: mohe [konumohe] - aluminium)

tint

tākano ~tia (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; kano - pigment, colour)

tissue paper

pepa rauangi (takenga mai: rauangi - to be thin, fine)

to crop

poro ~a

to shape, to fashion

ahuahu ~a

toggle

mātiti (takenga mai: mātiti - peg for tightening or securing anything)

tone (of colour)

tāhina ~tia (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; hina - grey)

tool

taputapu (kupu kē atu: pāraharaha)

tool

pāraharaha (kupu kē atu: taputapu)

tools palette (digital image editing)

kōwhiringa taputapu

top coat

(peita) kiritai (takenga mai: kiritai - outer skin, epidermis)

topic

kaupapa

toxic

tāoke (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; oke - ill, ailing)

trace

tāwhai ~tia ~tanga (takenga mai: tā - draw, etch; whai - follow, acquire the shape or character of; tāwhai - imitate)

tracing paper

pepa tāwhai

traditional kōwhaiwhai and moko pattern usually on the upper leg

pūhoro

traditional kōwhaiwhai and tukutuku pattern depicting the flounder and Coalsack constellation

pātiki, pātikitiki

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern

kape rua

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern

kōiri

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern depicting the hammerhead shark

mangōpare

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern relating to the manaia figure in carving

pītau-a-manaia

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern symbolising the strength of the shark

mangōtipi

traditional tukutuku pattern incorporating a number of patterns in an array

Whanganui-mūmū (kupu kē atu: mūmū)

traditional tukutuku pattern incorporating a number of patterns in an array

mūmū (kupu kē atu: Whanganui mūmū)

traditional tukutuku pattern representing albatross tears

roimata toroa

traditional tukutuku pattern representing the myriad stars of the night sky

purapura whetū

traditional tukutuku pattern representing the teeth of a taniwha

niho taniwha

traditional tukutuku pattern resembling steps

poutama

traditional tukutuku pattern symbolising two-way communication

takitoru

traditional weaving pattern representing the strength of a warrior

kaokao

translucent

whakatīaho

translucent paper

pepa whakatīaho

transparent, clear

kōataata (kupu kē atu: pūataata, purata)

transparent, clear

pūataata (kupu kē atu: kōataata, purata)

transparent, clear

purata (kupu kē atu: kōataata, pūataata)

triad colours

tae tapatoru (takenga mai: tapatoru - triangle)

tripod

waetoru (takenga mai: wae - leg; toru - three)

triptych

kāhui takitoru (takenga mai: kāhui - assemblage, cluster; takitoru - in threes)

tuck (in sewing), dart

whakahoi (takenga mai: whakahoi - insert divergent threads in the woof of a garment to make fullness)

tuft

wekuweku

tukutuku (lattice work, interior woven panels of wharenui)

tukutuku

turf kiln

umu kerepeti

turpentine

hinu paina (takenga mai: hinu - oil; paina - pine [tree])

turquoise

kārikiōrangi

twilled

tōrua

twist a cord by rubbing the strands on the thigh

tāmiro ~tia (kupu kē atu: miri)

twist a cord by rubbing the strands on the thigh

miri ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: tāmiro)

twist together, bind

rangitāmiro ~hia

twisted

kōrapa (kupu kē atu: kokohu, tahatonga, tātonga)

twisted cord, thread

miro (kupu kē atu: aho)

two-dimensional

ahu-rua (whakapotonga: ahu-2) (takenga mai: ahu - move in a certain direction; rua - two)

two-point perspective

tirohanga pūrua (takenga mai: pū - originate; pū [pūwāhi] - point in space; rua - two)

type (on a keyboard)

pato, patopato ~a

type of flax, Phormium tenax

kohungaiti

typography

tuhi rerehua (takenga mai: tuhi - write; rere - flow, flowing; rerehua - pleasant to the sight, beauty, aesthetic)

tāmoko (tattooing on the face or body under customary protocol)

tāmoko (kupu kē atu: moko)

tāmoko instrument

uhi

tāmoko machine

pūrere tāmoko

tāmoko needle made from the bone of the dotterel bird

turiwhati

tāniko (finger weaving)

tāniko

tāniko and tukutuku pattern with small double diamond shapes representing courage and commitment

waharua

tāniko pattern consisting of a series of zigzag lines

aramoana

tāniko pattern constructed from triangles, representing pursuit of knowledge about the natural world

aonui (kupu kē atu: aronui)

tāniko pattern constructed from triangles, representing pursuit of knowledge about the natural world

aronui (kupu kē atu: aonui)

tāniko pattern made up of notched zigzag lines

tukemata

U

unbroken line, continuous line

rārangi motukore

uncover, expose to view

kohura ~ina (kupu kē atu: hura)

uncover, expose to view

hura ~ina ~nga (kupu kē atu: kohura)

under-exposure

huranga pore (takenga mai: pore - shortened, truncated)

underpainting, primer

(peita) kiriwai (takenga mai: kiriwai - skin, dermis; peita - painting)

uneven, puckered (in weaving)

hīngarungaru (kupu kē atu: hīnarunaru)

uneven, puckered (in weaving)

hīnarunaru (kupu kē atu: hīngarungaru)

unfinished, incomplete

kohuku (kupu kē atu: hukihuki)

unfinished, incomplete

hukihuki (kupu kē atu: kohuku)

upcycle

tukurunga (takenga mai: tuku [tukurua] - recycle; runga - up)

upload (electronic data)

tukuatu

V

v chisel

whao haehae

vanishing point

pū ngaro

varnish

wānihi (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

veil (for face or eyes)

kōpare

velcro

piripiri (takenga mai: piripiri - Acaena anserinifolia, a creeping burr; piri - stick, adhere)

velvet

papamōnehu (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; mōnehu - the fine rusty pubescence on the unexpanded fronds of bracken and other ferns)

vertical

poutū

vertical type tool (digital image editing)

pato poutū

vice

purimau (takenga mai: puri - hold; mau - fixed, be held) (kupu kē atu: whakakēkeke)

vice

whakakēkeke (kupu kē atu: purimau)

video camera

pū whakaahua ataata (takenga mai: ataata - video)

viewfinder

mataaho (takenga mai: mataaho - window)

vinyl

tapeha (takenga mai: tapeha - rind, bark, skin)

violet

poroporo

viscous

hāpiripiri (takenga mai: hāpiripiri - be sticky, viscous)

visual art

toi ataata

visual art

toi ataata

visual artist

ringatoi ataata

visual diary, work journal

rautaka (takenga mai: rau - to put into, gather into; taka - to come around as a date or period of time) (kupu kē atu: mahitaka ataata)

visual literacy

reo ataata

visual metaphor

ata whakarite (kupu kē atu: tohu whakarite)

visual metaphor

tohu whakarite (kupu kē atu: ata whakarite)

vivid (of colour), bright

muramura (takenga mai: muramura - glow, show a brilliant colour) (kupu kē atu: kitakita)

W

wallpaper

pepa pakitara (kupu kē atu: pepa pātū)

warm colour

tae mahana

warp (as a weaving)

whenu

warped

kōrapa (kupu kē atu: kokohu, tahatonga, tātonga)

wash

peita waimeha (takenga mai: waimeha - diluted)

watercolour

peita waikano

watercolour paint

peita wai

watercolour paper

pepa waikano

wax

wākihi (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

wax paper

pepa wākihi

weak, dull (of colour)

waimeha (takenga mai: waimeha - diluted)

wearable art

toi pūeru (kupu kē atu: toi kaka)

wearable art

toi kākahu (kupu kē atu: toi pūeru)

weave

nape ~a (kupu kē atu: raranga, whatu)

weave

whatu ~a ~nga (kupu kē atu: nape, raranga)

weave the aho tāhuhu of a garment

kanoi

weave, weaving

raranga (kupu kē atu: nape, whatu, rangā [tūmahi hāngū])

weaving pattern

pātangaroa

weaving pattern

turiwhati

weaving pattern

karu hāpuku

weaving pattern

pouhine

weaving pattern

kōeaea

weaving pattern

māhitihiti

weaving pattern

ruaruawhetū

weaving pattern

pāpaka

weaving pattern

papakirango (kupu kē atu: papakingaro)

wedge, knead (clay)

pokepoke ~a (uku) (takenga mai: pokepoke - knead)

weft (in weaving)

aho

white

wide apart, gaping

pirara (kupu kē atu: tīrara, tīwāwā)

wide apart, gaping

tīwāwā (kupu kē atu: pirara, tīrara)

wide-angle lens

arotahi whārahi (takenga mai: whārahi - broad, wide)

(clay) wire cutter

ahohae (uku) (takenga mai: aho - chord, string; hae - to cut)

wood block print

mātātuhi poro rākau

wood carving

whakairo rākau

wood fired kiln

umu tahu rākau

wrench, spanner

huriperu (kupu kē atu: wāwāhi)

wrinkled (of fabric etc.), creased

kopakopa

Y

yarn, thread

aho (kupu kē atu: miro)

yellow

kōwhai

yellow clay

kerewhenua

Z

zigzag stitch

tuinga kōpekapeka

zip

nihokati (takenga mai: niho - teeth; kati - close) (kupu kē atu: niniho)

zip

niniho (kupu kē atu: nihokati)

zoom

topa

zoom control

pā topa (takenga mai: pā [pātene] - button; pā - touch; topa [arotahi topa] - zoom lens)

zoom in

topa ki tata (kupu kē atu: topa mai)

zoom lens

arotahi topa (takenga mai: topa - fly, soar, swoop)

zoom out

topa ki tawhiti (kupu kē atu: topa atu)