Borrowed Earth Design

Nga Karero Tuku Iho Wing Back Arm Chair
mahogany wood, fabric using recycled materials and natural inks
970 x 630 x 900mm
W nov19
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 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 Maori. 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). 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.

Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Korero tuku iho Wing back arm chair 54Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Korero tuku iho Wing back arm chair 6

Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Korero tuku iho Wing back arm chair 7Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Korero tuku iho Wing back arm chair 8

 

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