Papa Huia Box - Puhoro Iti
This beautiful Papa Huia box is crafted from recycled native Rimu wood.
A keepsake box, it features a contemporary engraved design that merges modern form with Māori artistry. It bridges contemporary and traditional realms, exuding authenticity and cultural significance. The Pūhoro design is reminiscent of the ripples and swirls created by a hoe/paddle strike, propelling the waka through water. It symbolises agility, speed, and dexterity, qualities essential for a leader. Additionally, the design represents movement, journey, and the momentum of life.
It is also the perfect size and shape to keep a collection of guitar picks in!
DIMENSIONS: 45 mm Diameter x 35 mm high
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