Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Korero tuku iho wall art panel

Borrowed Earth Design

Nga Karero Tuku Iho Wall Panel
1500 x 360 x 20mm

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Nga karero tuku iho
The red, black and white colours represent stories of the past and traditions

Kawhaiwhai (curvilinear surface design) is the ancient art of painted traditions by Maori. As an art form, kawhaiwhai is distinctively Maori, most often seen on the meeting house ridgepole (tahuhu) and on the rafters (heke). Kawhaiwhai 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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