Waipunarangi translates to “water that pools in the sky” and the star connects the cluster of Matariki to the rain. Waipunarangi would determine the nature of the rain for the upcoming year. Akapita took inspiration from the tear-drop shape of the roimata design and built on its symbolism of emotions by engraving a manaia form into the back of this piece, which is only revealed when held to the light. This design provokes the importance of bringing emotions to the light.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 (28cm h x 23cm w).
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