Shot Carpet Mat - Design Story

Shot Carpet Mat - Design Story


We collaborated with local artist Arapeta Kaiwai to give our Shot Darts Carpet Mat a stunning new Ta Moko (Maori Tattoo) look. Like many of our dart products, this design is absolutely unique and has a special meaning for dart players. 

Here's the story behind the patterns and graphic design of the new look dart mat. 

Arapeta explains "The taniko patterns on the dart mat that I have used here vary between tribes in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Some refer to these patterns as Patiki (flounder) and others refer to it as Aronui.

About the Patiki design, according to *Ngati Prou tradition, the significance relates to being able to provide not only for whanau (family) but for the whole Iwi (tribe) and acknowledging the fruits of labour to create harmonious balance among the people".

*Ngāti Porou is a Māori iwi traditionally located in the East Cape and Gisborne regions of the North Island of New Zealand.

We're really honoured to bring you Arapeta's stunning design, it's an outstanding end result, this mat is a work of art. 

Yet another awesome collaboration with our local artists and Shot Darts.  

Buy the new look Carpet Dart Mat.