$1,490.00 incl. GST
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Tukutuku in Frame
“Tukutuku panels are a traditional Māori art form. They are decorative wall panels that were once part of the traditional wall construction used inside meeting houses. Originally tukutuku were made by creating a latticework of vertically and horizontally placed dried stalks of kākaho, the creamy-gold flower stalks of toetoe grass, and kākaka, long straight fern stalks, or wooden laths of rimu or tōtara, called variously kaho tara, kaho tarai or arapaki.
These panels were lashed or stitched together. This was done by people working in pairs from either side, using the rich yellow strands of pīngao, white bleached or black-dyed kiekie, and sometimes harakeke, to create a range of intricate and artistic patterns.
When used nowadays, tukutuku panels are created for their aesthetic appeal.” (text excerpt copyright Christchurch City Libraries)
This particular Tukutuku panel has been made by me, using traditional materials such as Kakaho, Pingao and kiekie (bleached and dyed) . It has been framed by a professional framer (Homestead Pictures in Auckland) using high-quality, non-reflective Art Glass. Due to its size and weight, we can only ship this within New Zealand but we can create similar-sized tukutuku without the frame and ship those worldwide for your own framing. Please enquire about those options via e-mail.