Tradition and whakapapa
One of the most iconic carved forms in Māori culture, a parata is a carved human face. The mataora (facial tattoo) on this piece combines patterns traditionally used on the face with kowhaiwhai which could be seen as less traditional in this placement. All of these patterns represent whakapapa - genealogical lines.
This is an amazing entry-level piece for your indigenous art collection, and is perfect for overseas travel or shipping at less than 500grams. This is a classic and powerful Michael Matchitt work.
25cm x 15cm x 6cm 436g