Waitī is the star in the Matariki cluster that is connected to freshwater and the food that comes from within our rivers, streams, and lakes. Tamaora has incorporated the tuna (eel) into the centre of this design. For Māori, tuna (eels) are culturally significant and an important source of food.
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 Tamaora Walker. The photo frame is (23cm h x 18cm w).
This piece was designed by Tamaora Walker, and crafted from New Zealand pounamu.
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