Tupuārangi is the star connected to the harvesting of food that comes from the sky and above your head - such as birds and fruit. During the rising of Matariki, birds such as kererū (New Zealand pigeon) were harvested, cooked and preserved in their own fat. Akapita used the general form of a bird as inspiration for this design.
This piece is part of our Matariki Collection and will be on exhibit in our Rotorua studio until 3rd July 2022. You can reserve (pre-purchase) this limited-edition carving online, and it will be shipped to you as soon as the exhibition is finished. Included, is the original framed artwork, signed by Akapita Scally. The photo frame is (23cm h x 18cm w).
This piece was designed by Akapita Scally, and crafted from New Zealand pounamu.
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