Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Te Whitinga te ra orange wall panel

Borrowed Earth Design

Te Whitinga O Te Ra Wall Panel
1500 x 360 x 20mm

Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Te Whitinga te ra orange wall panel 2

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.

Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Te Whitinga te ra orange wall panel 4

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