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Pīwakawaka in the Pohutukawa - magnetic wallscape

Pīwakawaka in the Pohutukawa - magnetic wallscape
Pīwakawaka in the Pohutukawa - magnetic wallscape
Pīwakawaka in the Pohutukawa - magnetic wallscape
Pīwakawaka in the Pohutukawa - magnetic wallscape
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Pīwakawaka (fantail) in the Pohutukawa
A distinctly New Zealand-ish whimsical magnetic set by tinch - at long last after many requests for something 'kiwiana'....

A set of 11 handmade magnets, to form a sweet scene of a fantail birdie perched on a branch:
1 fantail birdie
5 hearts to form the birdie's fan-tail
1 branch (measures approx 200mm wide)
2 leaves
2 pohutukawa heart/flowers

Lovingly handmade to upcycle selected materials:
Some of them are materials that you once might have seen in your grandparent's home, or may still be spotted in the odd kiwi bach. They've been salvaged from the imminent fate of ending up at various New Zealand landfills. Transformed through context, their colours, textures and patterns are designed to be celebrated in New Zealand homes once again, in a sort of nostalgic, (almost kitsch) subtle way.

Arrange the scene however you like - this is designed to be enjoyed as interactive art. It's beautiful and functional - use the magnetic pieces to hold reminders, shopping lists, photos, recipes, or just enjoy it as it is as unique fridge-art.

Designed for use on any magnetic surface, it fits a fridge beautifully, or you may like to paint a magnetic board or wall especially to display and interact with it.

Tactile and textured, they're guaranteed to be well admired.
Strictly limited edition due to the fact they're made of the last traces of various textiles.
Each set is unique - pattern placements will be unique to each set, especially noticeable in the birdie - as you would expect nuances of colour and markings in every little fantail you meet around the country.

** These are our 3rd edition fantails! - 1st & 2nd editions sold out! With each edition, we use a new combination of vintage wallpapers and fabrics. Each edition has a slightly different feel, but just as lovely!

This is a thoughtful gift for any occasion - house warmings, birthdays, and especially for the homesick kiwi abroad.
Designed to be posted flat like a letter internationally, think of your expat friends and family!

** Fantails are also available singularly, see my other listings**

From Department of Conservation website, retrieved 4 Feb 2012:
"Known for its friendly 'cheet cheet' call and energetic flying antics, the aptly named fantail is one of the most common and widely distributed native birds on the New Zealand mainland.
It is easily recognized by its long tail which opens to a fan......"


Create a magnetic canvas on any ordinary surface for these to stick to.
You could paint a wall, or large board or canvas. We recommend Resene 'Magnetic Magic' - we've used it in several areas around the home and studio, it's quick and easy to paint and a top coat of any colour can be painted on top - that way the magnetic area is disguised and appears to work like magic!

It's a really unique way to decorate a room - tinch magnetic wall art can be customised and rearranged to suit the space.

See more on magnetic walls on my website:


Questions? Please send me a message!

© tinch 2012

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Dynamic decor and things for playful people ~ something halfway between art and play