Borrowed Earth Design
Nga Karero Tuku Iho Wall Panel
1500 x 360 x 20mm
Nga karero tuku iho
The red, black and white colours represent stories of the past and traditions
Kawhaiwhai (curvilinear surface design) is the ancient art of painted traditions by Maori. As an art form, kawhaiwhai is distinctively Maori, most often seen on the meeting house ridgepole (tahuhu) and on the rafters (heke). Kawhaiwhai 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.