Papa Huia Box - Ngakau Heart
This beautiful Papa Huia box is crafted from recycled native Rimu wood.
A keepsake box, it features an engraved "Pūhoro" design that feels both modern and nostalgic, exuding warm authenticity and cultural significance.
The Puhoro design stems from the deep bond Māori have with water and navigation. When a hoe (paddle) hits the water, ripples and waves form, trailing behind the moving waka. This fluid movement reflects the Pūhoro pattern. Just as the paddle propels the canoe, the Pūhoro symbolises life's momentum, journey, and continual movement.
DIMENSIONS: 95 mm x 40 mm x 85 mm approx
Please note that because this item is made from recycled rimu, the finish is not “perfect” and there are marks on the wood consistent with a life lived full of personality and storytelling.
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