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          Elevate Your Everyday: Adorn your life with beauty

          Winter 2024

          In the winter mornings, misty and cool
          The Thrush is up early,
          To the dawn She calls
          In waking melody.

          The Flight of the Huia: A Timeless Treasure in Your Hands

          Picture this: the flight of the Huia, a graceful bird with captured in delicate black ink, soars across a pristine white canvas. This isn’t just an artwork; it’s a whisper from the past, a tribute to a bird once treasured by the Māori people.

          Imagine owning this exquisite print, a piece that evokes a sense of wonder and history. The Huia, now extinct, was more than just a bird; it was a symbol of prestige and beauty. Its tail feathers, particularly those of the female huia, were prized possessions, often used to adorn the hair of chiefs and women of high rank.

          But this print offers something even more special: three Waka Huia, or feather boxes, nestled within the art. These aren’t mere illustrations; they’re embossed with shimmering foil, giving them a tangible, almost magical quality even within the confines of the print. The Waka Huia were traditionally used to hold precious taonga, or treasures, and now they can inspire you to safeguard your own cherished belongings.

          Imagine this artwork gracing your walls, a constant reminder of the beauty and resilience of nature. It’s not just a print; it’s a conversation starter, a piece that tells a story of a bygone era while inspiring you to hold your own treasures close.

          This print is more than just an acquisition; it’s an investment in a piece of history, a conversation piece that will spark joy and intrigue for years to come. Whether you’re a seasoned art collector or simply someone who appreciates beauty and meaning, this print is sure to capture your heart.

          And because you deserve the best, this print is crafted with the finest materials, ensuring its longevity and vibrancy. It’s a piece that will not only enhance your home but also become a cherished heirloom, passed down through generations.

          So why wait? Indulge in this unique opportunity to own a piece of Aotearoa’s rich heritage. Embrace the beauty of the flight of the Huia and the Waka Huia, and let them grace your life with their timeless allure.

          Remember, this isn’t just a purchase; it’s a journey into the past, a celebration of nature’s artistry, and a treasure that will forever hold a special place in your heart.

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          Limited Edition Home Decor: Red Heart - Ngakauwhero

          Bring a Burst of Love and Sunshine into Your Home With This Limited Edition Home Decor!

          Ever wish you could bottle the feeling of pure joy and keep it on display? Now you can, with this limited edition home decor screen print that’s more than just wall art – it’s a celebration of life, love, and everything that makes your heart sing.

          Imagine: A bold, graphic heart in a shade of red so captivating, it radiates pure happiness. It’s the colour of passion, of warmth, of that feeling you get when you see someone you love. And it’s set against a rich, sunny yellow that brings a smile to your face and fills your space with light.

          This isn’t just a pretty picture. It’s a statement piece that speaks volumes about your personality and style. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, a lover of bold colours, or simply someone who appreciates beautiful things, this print will resonate with your soul.

          Hang it in your living room and watch as it becomes a conversation starter, a focal point that draws the eye and sparks joy.

          Place it in your bedroom and let it infuse your space with warmth and positivity, creating a sanctuary where you can relax and recharge.

          But this print is more than just a pretty face. It’s a piece of art you can cherish for years to come. Crafted on luxurious, handmade paper with a unique watermark, it’s a testament to quality and craftsmanship. The vibrant colours, applied with meticulous care using the screen printing process, are designed to last, ensuring your print stays as vibrant as the day you bought it.

          This limited-edition artwork won’t be around forever. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of art that speaks to your heart and brings a burst of sunshine into your home. Whether you’re treating yourself or searching for the perfect gift for a friend, this print is guaranteed to make a statement and leave a lasting impression.

          Ready to transform your space and infuse it with love? Bring home your very own piece of happiness today!

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          Kitchen Essentials: Collect Moments Black

          Kitchen essentials, like the kitchen towel in the picture, are more than just practical tools. They’re a way to add a personal touch to your kitchen, a bit like jewelry for your home. The message on this towel, “Collect Moments Not Things,” is a beautiful reminder to cherish experiences and memories over material possessions.

          Imagine this towel hanging in your kitchen, a gentle nudge to slow down and appreciate life’s simple joys. It’s a reminder that a home is more than just things, it’s about the love and laughter shared within its walls.

          But of course, kitchen towels are also incredibly useful. They’re there to wipe up spills, dry dishes, and even add a pop of color to your decor. They’re like a helping hand in the kitchen, always ready to lend a hand.

          So whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, a kitchen towel is an essential part of any home. It’s a practical tool, a decorative accent, and a reminder of what truly matters in life. So next time you reach for a kitchen towel, take a moment to appreciate its simple beauty and the message it conveys. It’s a small thing that can make a big difference in your day.

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          Lighting the Way Encounter 2: To dance - whakawaiwai: Unique art print

          Picture this beautiful unique art print on your home.

          Especially amongst the northern iwi or tribes, the ferocity of Māori in battle was met head-to-head by all. At one time, the Far North was the most densely populated region in New Zealand and during the establishment of Māori settlements and defensive sites, the weapons used also evolved. The weapons, which share their origins from across Pacific Island cultures, developed to suit the conditions in this new land, made from wood, bone, stone, and pounamu or jade.

          In addition to the weapons used in battle, ceremonial objects were decorated with carved and engraved symbols or figures to represent battles won, with bird feathers and paua (abalone) shells for for eyes, to reflect the sun, or to provide a sharpened edge for cutting. Each warrior trained to wield their weapon and became masters of agility.

          Read about northern warfare techniques here from the Ruapekapeka whanau.

          By no means were the Māori an inferior force and in many conflicts against European aggressors, they prevailed. For example, Gate Pa.

          The design was created by Karol Wilczynska and Alan T Litchfield with technical support from Struan Hamilton

          Screen and intaglio print on 300gsm 500mm X 500mm quality FABRIANO DISEGNO 5 300G Hot Press paper – 2 colour ink fade resistant permaset aqua water based inks and gold foil. Printed on large format adjustable Vacuum Silk Screen floor standing table and standing large format Intaglio floor press

          Background, read here…

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