Resources — Poi

Te Korero mo te Poi (The Story of Poi)

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Te Korero mo te Poi (The Story of Poi)

Chances are you've heard of poi, seen someone spinning poi, or even had a go at spinning poi yourself. Poi are one of the most well known flow props across the globe, and are often the prop that gets people into flow arts. But did you know that poi originated here in Aotearoa and have an extremely fascinating history? Read on to learn more about poi, and the importance of poi in Māoridom and as a tool for holistic wellbeing.

 

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DIY Poi

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DIY Poi

  So, you've made your monkey fist from our DIY post and want to turn it into your very own prop. Here, we'll show you how to take that beautiful monkey fist and turn it into a fantastic set of poi. Alternatively, you can check out our DIY rope dart!   Materials: 2x completed monkey fists Excess rope still attached to the monkey fists (approx. 50-70cm) 2x handles – you can use a large bead for this, or simply tie a knot in the end of your rope to create a handle, or you can check out our poi handles A ruler...

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DIY Monkey Fist

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DIY Monkey Fist

  The monkey fist, an interlocking spherical knot, is one of the most common knots used when making props, particularly poi and rope dart. It can be a little frustrating at first, and does require patience and concentration, but the end result is a pretty amazing, super secure knot. First, a few important things to note. The core – the monkey fist needs a core to wrap around. This could be a knot in the end of your rope, a tennis ball, a polystyrene ball, or anything else with a round shape that will provide a fairly rigid core. Weight...

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