These wooden words are underlined by Kowhaiwhai patterns, used in Maori art to decorate and also used to enhance stories and depict tribal linage. Kowhaiwhai was used to decorate meeting houses, monuments and canoes. It is an art form of great beauty but is considered to be of lesser importance than carving and tattooing.
The wooden words are light and easily attached to the wall where their strong silhouette makes a stunning wall display.
They are made from sustainable wood and are created using laser cutting techniques by a NZ company called Zenz.
They each measure approx 29cm wide. Haere Mai is 55mm high, Aoteroa 60mm, Whanau 65mm, Kia Ora 70mm and Aroha is 75mm high.
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