Patu Kōwhaiwhai Mangeao

Patu Kōwhaiwhai Mangeao

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the enduring nature of whakapapa

This stunning patu is a Michael Matchitt signature piece in the way the surface patterning celebrates the natural grain of the native timber. There are two kinds of kōwhaiwhai pattern: Koiri which represents whakapapa, and mangopare which refers to its enduring nature.

Mangeao is a native timber, and this piece was recovered from whenua in Maniapoto lovingly cared fro by 5 generations of the same whānau. 

500mm x 100mm x 25mm 2.9kg