Borrowed Earth Design

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Drum shade
465 x 305mm
NZD $467.00 SOLD

Upcycled lamp base
high gloss orange pine
1420 x 300mm
NZD $420.00

Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Te Whitinga te ra Drum lamp shade floor base 3

Te whitinga o te ra
The variations of orange represent the shining of the sun

Kowhaiwhai (curvilinear surface design) is the ancient art of painted traditions by Maori. As an art form, kowhaiwhai is distinctively Maori, most often seen on the meeting house ridgepole (tahuhu) and on the rafters (heke). Kowhaiwhai patterns show an emphasis on the use of forms that represent growth seeds, the uncurling of the young fern frond, young curled leaves, shoots and branches.

Fabric:  One metre of our fabric contains the equivalent of four plastic bottles.  Printing using water based vegetable pigment inks.

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