Energy to forge ahead
This stunning piece celebrates the mātai grain from a piece of timber that most would discard as being of no worth. But, as is the practice in whakairo and the philosophy of tohunga whakairo Michael Matchitt, this wood has a story to tell, and the carver brings that to life.
For the strength, energy, and courage to forge ahead, this patu would make a stunning 21st gift, and far more culturally significant than the post-colonial 21st key.
31cm x 9cm x 3cm 367g