Papa Huia Box - Ngakau
Ngakau represents heart, mind and soul, or treasure of my heart/soul.
Crafted from recycled NZ Rimu timber, this Ngakau box showcases an engraved Pūhoro design, reminiscent of patterns on waka and in Ta Moko. Merging modern form with Māori artistry, it bridges contemporary and traditional realms, exuding authenticity and cultural significance.
The Pūhoro design is reminiscent of the ripples and swirls created by a paddle strike, propelling the waka through water. It symbolises agility, speed, and dexterity, qualities essential for a warrior. Additionally, the design represents movement, journey, and the momentum of life.
Proudly made in Aotearoa, NZ.
DIMENSIONS: 95 mm x 40 mm x 85 mm approx
MATERIAL: Native Rimu Timber
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.