Buy 1, Give 1 - for every Karakia Moe you purchase we will gift the same item to an organisation or charity working with whānau in need.
He rā whatiwhati kō kei muri
He moe mārie kei mua
E taku piki kōtuku
Kia tau, kia au, kia āio te moe
This karakia speaks of the busy day behind us, the calm sleep ahead. And wishes our darling a settled, restful and peace-filled sleep.
(If you have more than one darling to share this karakia with you can change ‘taku piki kōtuku’ to ‘aku piki kōtuku’.
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 moe (sleep) in the hopes that it helps to mark bedtime with whakaaro pai (good thoughts) to end your day.
Design and reo by Reo Māori Mai, printed in Ōtautahi, Christchurch.
Available in 3 sizes: A5, A4, and A3.
A separate translation is included with each karakia purchased.