Bookmark - Taniko Kowhaiwhai
Crafted from recycled NZ Rimu timber, this bookmark merges modern techniques with aesthetics inspired by classic traditional Māori artforms, such as kowhaiwhai and whakairo (wood carving). The result is a piece that is both contemporary and nostalgic, exuding authenticity.
Tāniko is a traditional Māori weaving technique, notable for its intricate geometric patterns. Used primarily for decorative borders on garments like cloaks (kakahu),
Tāniko holds significant cultural importance within Māori culture.
Proudly made in Aotearoa, NZ
DIMENSIONS: 260 mm x 35 mm
MATERIAL: Recycled Rimu Timber, Laser Engraved, Paua shell inlay eyes.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Treat with care, do not bend!
NOTE: Due to the natural make up of this product, differences in colour and characteristics from that shown in the product should be expected.
Revolution Aotearoa, created by visual artist and musician Wiremu Barriball, represents a range of authentic Māori design products deeply connected to New Zealand's natural tāonga.
Drawing inspiration from his Māori lineage and his work as a Tā Moko practitioner, Wiremu aesthetically blends nostalgic concepts into modern forms. With a career in the music industry spanning 30+ years, which includes the roll as the lead guitarist of the world-renowned band Katchafire, Its only natural that influences from his love and passion for music often show through in his art. Revolution Aotearoa is proudly created in NZ from a true creative talent.