Inspired by American First Nations Moon Masks, Michael Matchitt set out to combine the traditional parata form with the symbolism of the moon. Moon masks represent the four cycles of the moon, as well as the ebb and flow of the tides. The four paua discs allude to those cycles and the depth of meaning within.
A parata represents a human face - a person of significance in your life - and the phases of the moon in the maramataka (lunar calendar) identify times of new life and growth, as well as rest and dormancy. For you, this might represent a time of growth and replenishment, or the memory of a period of loss and mourning.
(Consider purchasing this as a pair with the Tōtara Wheku)
25cm x 15cm x 6cm 436g