Wall Plaque - Karearea
This beautiful "Kārearea" layered wall plaque will add a touch of creativity and sophistication to your home.
The Kārearea is renowned for its agile flight, enabling it to pursue prey with remarkable speed and precision. Within Māori culture, the Kārearea holds deep significance, symbolising strength, agility, and mana. It was also believed that the cry of the Kārearea could predict the weather. If the bird called on a sunny day, it would rain the next day; if it called in rainy conditions, it would be clear the next day.
Comprised of engraved and layered design elements, drawing inspiration from traditional kōwhaiwhai patterns and Moko (Māori tattoo), this piece harmoniously blends tradition with a contemporary touch.
Proudly made in Aotearoa, NZ.
DIMENSIONS: 168 mm x 240 mm x 12 mm. Has standoff wall mounts and a 240mm wingspan
MATERIAL: Laminated Wood Veneer and recycled plywood
Please note that there is some colour variation as materials are recycled.
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