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Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud) New ZealandHei Tiki

Hei Matau (Fish Hook)
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Hei Matau (Fish Hook)

Price per Unit (piece): $850.00

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Matau (Fish Hook)
The matau is the symbol of prosperity and navigation.  It has connection to the great Pacific navigator and discoverer Maui, who is said to have fished up Aotearoa with the aid of a matau fashioned from his grandmother’s magic jaw bone.

The original concept designs for the collection of Aotearoa icons comes from a design project that James was commissioned to undertake in collaboration with Ngati Whatua and Transit New Zealand in 2004 as part of the Saggitti junction motorway system redevelopment in Aucland. This is the first public showing of this collection of designs.

Material:    A1 size prints (x7) 850mmx590mm

Printed on Dibond aluminium composite panel, premium photographic print.

There are seven designs.  The original concept and design done by James Webster. 
Computer graphics done by Charlie Brown

Printed by PCL ltd.

Last Updated: Saturday, 20 January 2018 10:37

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