Native rimu boomark - 3 design options

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Design: Taniko kōwhaiwhai

This bookmark is crafted from solid, recycled native NZ Rimu timber, and intricately adorned with engraved Māori designs - inspired by the traditional practise of tāmoko.

Designed by Wiremu Barriball and proudly made in Aotearoa by Revolution Aotearoa.

 

Available in 3 designs:

 

Taniko Kōwhaiwhai

Taniko is a traditional Māori weaving technique, notable for its intricate geometric patterns. Used primarily for decorative borders on garments like cloaks (kākahu),
Taniko holds significant cultural importance within Maori culture.

Wheku 

Beautiful Wheku with pāua shell eyes. Held in high regard as a guardian, the Wheku adorns the peak of traditional ancestral houses, watching over those whose lineage and heritage are deeply connected to that sacred meeting place.

Huia: 

The central feature of this bookmark is the Huia tail feathers. Huia were highly valued by Māori and were seen as symbols of leadership, prestige, and mana (spiritual power and authority). Possession and display of a Huia feather was restricted to those of high rank, and it was considered a great honour to be gifted one.

 

DIMENSIONS: 260 mm x 35 mm
MATERIAL: Recycled Rimu Timber, Laser Engraved, Paua shell inlay eyes.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Treat with care, do not bend!

NOTE: Due to the natural make up of this product, differences in colour and characteristics from that shown in the product should be expected.NOTE: Due to the natural make up of this product, differences in colour and characteristics from that shown in the product should be expected.

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