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Maori Taniko Needlework Art (unframed) - #3

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** Please note that is piece is sold unframed. It fits a standard 8x6 frame (20x15cm) **

Taniko is a decorative technique used on the borders of kakaru or korowai - traditional Maori woven cloaks. The design you see here is inspired by taniko bands and the borders on traditional Cook Island mats. They also echo the feathers found on prestigious kahu huruhuru feathered cloaks.

I stated creating these art works as a way of sampling different designs before weaving them in large scale on my looms. However I enjoyed the creative process so much that I now create them as artworks in their own right. The Cook Islands is where my introduction to weaving began, and the pandanus floor mat I wove there (with 'aunite' Josie) is a piece I am particularly proud of. In particular, the design of the pae (or border) of the mat caught my imagination and I spend many months studying traditional, Cooks Islands Maori designs and motifs.

As with all my work, each piece is unique, and there are several versions available. They are a fantastic souvenir or momento of New Zealand and the unique cultures of the South Pacific. They come unframed, so are perfect for posting overseas. Each piece has a solid, light, foam-core backing and are double matted to best display the needlework. The 'feathers' of the feature yarn are designed to stand out from a deep shadow frame in 3D. These frames are inexpensive and readily available in stores near you.

Size: 8x6 inches / 20x15cm (fits 8x6 frame)

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