Borrowed Earth Design
Nga Karero Tuku Iho Wing Back Arm Chair
mahogany wood, fabric using recycled materials and natural inks
970 x 630 x 900mm
NZD Was $3,165.00 – NOW $2,850.00
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.
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.