Ancient NZ Kauri Wood Center Piece - "Waka Tiheru Tapatahi".
A very stunning large work by Rupert Newbold, Northland in ancient NZ Kauri.
"Waka Tiheru Tapatahi" When we voyage together we are stronger.
In Maori custom a Tribe will often name the bailer for the great Waka canoes used for significant or ceremonial voyages. This hand carved work, the shape suggestive of a Waka Bailer is by Rupert Newbold and has been completed in 2022 as New Zealand pulled together as a nation in mutual support as we faced the challenges of the Covid pandemic.
Ancient Kauri, also known as Swamp Kauri is one of the unique and extraordinary native woods of NZ. The wood for "Waka Tiheru Tapatahi" is from a mighty Kauri stump that was buried and preserved in South Auckland peat soil and is aged at between 5,000 to 10,000 years old. Painstakingly sanded by Rupert to a velvet finish the work incorporates several carved Koru - the Maori symbol based on the unfurling of a new fern frond, the koru depicts new beginnings, growth, abundance and harmony. A piece of Paua shell is sealed on the inner with resin to tie the work to the Pacific Ocean.
Size: Length 73cm, Width 50cm, Height 33cm.
This is a remarkable, strong and significant center piece.
Please contact The Fantail House for freight costs for delivery outside of Auckland as these will vary depending on where this work will go to rest. Suggested transportation is with the Freight Movers preferred by The Fantail House.