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Kuki Reka Kani Original Cookie Cutter Set


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Make uniquely shaped cookies with one-of-a-kind Māori designs of Kaumātua inspired Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated as cookie cutters.

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Bring one-of-a-kind Māori designs into your kitchen and make uniquely shaped cookies with Kaumātua-inspired Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated as cookie cutters.

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

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. It doesn’t get any more Kiwiana than this. Surprise overseas guests with a warm batch of cookies made out of iconic NZ shapes.

Bring one of a kind Māori designs into your kitchen and make uniquely shaped cookies with Kaumātua inspired Kuki Reka Kani,

Includes 3 designs

Pāua (abalone): Pāua are a taonga (treasure) to Māori. Pāua is a valued resource for traditional and contemporary art. Pāua shells are often used to represent the eyes in Māori carvings. They are traditionally associated with whetu, the eyes of the ancestors that look down on us from the night sky. The way the colours of the shell move in the light is a symbol of change and transition in Māori culture. Pāua meat is a kaimoana (seafood) delicacy and played a significant role in manaakitanga ki ngā manuhiri (hosting of visitors) for many Māori tribes, especially if the visitors were important.

Kete (basket): The kete is a traditional base made and used by Māori, traditionally woven from harakeke (flax), pingao (coastal grass) or kiekie. Strips of 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 symbolises 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.

Pikorua (single twist) The pikorua, twist, symbolises the path of life in Māori as it takes many twists and turns but carries on despite everything. It is believed to be based on the kete (basket) weaving. It shows the joining of two people for eternity, representing how they may come together and move away from each other on their own journey in life; however, their love, loyalty and friendship will last forever.


  • Food grade polypropylene
  • Aluminium dowel insert
  • Designed and manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Wash before use
  • Pāua / blue = 70mmW x 102mmL x 65mmH
  • Kete / orange = 70mmW x 81mmL x 65mmH
  • Pikorua / green= 65mmW x 94mmL x 65 mmH
  • Gift Boxed

View other available designs: Mara and Koru set and the Matariki Star

Dishwasher safe

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