Leather Guitar Strap
This leather Guitar Strap is a stunning gift for the musician in your life.
The meticulous attention to detail that Wiremu Barriball has poured into this strap, showcasing an intricate engraved moko-inspired design, is a testament and a tribute to his deep passion as a career musician, Tā Moko practitioner, and creator of Māori visual art.
The central design element of this strap is the Wheku with its paua shell laminate eyes – traditionally, the Wheku stands as a guardian at the peak of a wharenui, watching over and safeguarding those deeply connected to that sacred ancestral home.
This contemporary design blends traditional Māori artistry and flair with modern form and function. The result bridges the old and the new, exuding both authenticity and cultural significance.
DIMENSIONS: 168 mm x 240 mm x 12 mm
MATERIAL: Genuine Leather
Revolution Aotearoa, created by visual artist and musician Wiremu Barriball (Te Atiawa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Rarawa) represents a range of authentic Māori design products deeply connected to New Zealand's natural tāonga.
Drawing inspiration from his Māori whakapapa and his work as a Tā Moko practitioner, Wiremu aesthetically blends traditional concepts into modern forms. With a career in the music industry spanning 30+ years, which includes lead guitarist of the world-renowned band Katchafire, Its only natural that influences from his love and passion for music often show through in his art.
This item is proudly designed and made in Aotearoa NZ