Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Zealand inspired tea towels

Here are a few of the stories behind some of our wonderfully popular New Zealand tea towels. Come in to the store to see them for yourself or you can buy online

Homage to Tangaroa (seen below) Now on sale!
A beautiful tea towel all about the coastal sea garden. 
Tangaroa’s coastal sea garden of native  sea weeds and sponges are incorporated in this new tea towel design by K Morison. New Zealand seaweeds  form a charming border pattern and a "floral arrangement" with a paua and other sea creatures as the centre piece.

Aroha Aotearoa (seen above)
Declares our love and respect for Tane’s native kingdom.
Tane Mahuta the Maori god of life, the forests, the birds and human beings created a most special place called Aotearoa. We love this country and we commissioned this Pauanesia tea towel to celebrate Tane Mahuta's kingdom.

Coromandel Vessel (seen below)
Melissa Martin designed a Coromandel inspired tea towel design. She has incorporated Puawananga flowers, Kereru (native wood pigeon), Tui and Piwakawaka birds in her Coromandel vessel surrounded by native moths and fauna. The otahu colourway has a smokey teal background and lime green vessel.

Hauraki Vessel (seen below)
Artist Melissa Martin designed a Hauraki Gulf inspired tea towel design. She has incorporated Kokako, Tieke (Saddleback), Kakariki (yellow crowned Parakeet), Toutouwai (black robin) and Piwakawaka . These are some of the endangered native birds found on Tiritiri Matangi island bird sanctuary.

Takutai Hui | A coastal gathering (see below)
The artwork for this tea towel was taken a painting bylocal artist Melissa Martyn, depicting shoreline, esturaries and dunes birds. It features the Kawau (Cormont), Tara (Tern), Ngutu-parore (Wrybill), Korara (Little Blue Penguin) and many more of our nations beautiful sea birds

We hope to see you soon!
Pauanesia x
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