Kowhaiwhai wrist cuff
This leather wrist cuff is a contemporary piece of wearable art emanating nostalgic charm. Drawing inspiration from design elements found in traditional Māori meeting houses and the intricate patterns of Ta Moko, it seamlessly blends traditional Māori aesthetics with modern flair. The result bridges the old and the new, exuding both authenticity and cultural significance.
Kowhaiwhai are traditional patterns characterised by their flowing, curvilinear appearance. These patterns are a prominent feature in Māori art and decoration, most commonly associated with the painted adornments on the rafters of wharenui (Māori meeting houses). They hold deep symbolic meaning, representing various natural elements, stories, tribal lineage, and other cultural concepts important to Māori.
Proudly made in Aotearoa, NZ.
230 mm x 65 mm x 2 mm
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.