Karakia Kai


Karakia Kai

Buy 1, Give 1 - for every Karakia Kai you purchase we will gift the same item to an organisation or charity working with whānau in need.

E whakamānawa ana 
Ki ngā ringa i whakatipu 
Ki ngā ringa i whakarite 
I ēnei haupa
Hei kai mā tātou 
Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē 

This karakia talks of acknowledging those who had a hand in growing and/or preparing the kai for us to eat. 

Simple. Meaningful. Relevant. 

For a while I found the word ‘karakia’ a bit intimidating - I wanted to be respectful, I didn’t want to mess it up, and I wanted the words to be meaningful to me. Then I heard someone describe one of the functions of karakia to be that of marking transitions and bringing intentionality - and I really liked that explanation. 

With that in mind… We offer you this karakia for kai as means to bring a moment of mindfulness before the feasting commences. 

Design and reo by Reo Māori Mai, printed in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. 

Available in 2 sizes: A5 and A4. 
A translation is included on the reverse of each karakia purchased. 

SKU: 10002-1

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