Borrowed Earth Design

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Wing Back Arm Chair
mahogany
970 x 630 x 900mm
NZD Was $3,165.00 – NOW $2,370.00

The purpose of the wing back chair was to enclose the head and torso in order to provide comfortable protection from drafts and to trap heat from fireplaces.

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Ngā kōrero tuku iho
The red, black and white colours represent stories of the past and traditions

Kōwhaiwhai (curvilinear surface design) is the ancient art of painted traditions by Māori. As an art form, kōwhaiwhai is distinctively Māori, most often seen on the meeting house ridgepole (tāhuhu) and on the rafters (heke). Kōwhaiwhai 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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