Of course, the Kiwi is the iconic bird of New Zealand – in fact New Zealanders are proudly called Kiwi’s the world over.  While they aren’t the most melodious of New Zealand birds, they are the cutest.  There are several species of Kiwi, and sadly all are under threat.

Kiwis all have a soft, downy brown feather.  These feathers adorned the most precious Maori cloaks known as kahu huruhuru

A part of my New Zealand Birds series, the Tui long scarf, infinity scarf and wrap are made from New Zealand yarns that honour the inspiration I find in New Zealand nature.  Each is unique and made to order, creating a very special, wearable momento of New Zealand.  These are stunning gifts for special occasions or special guests.  The New Zealand Bird Series features Kereru, Kiwi, Kokako, Pukeko and Tui. For enquiries and order information, please email me at wraptweaving@gmail.com.

In your hands you are holding a piece of New Zealand.  The wool, alpaca, possum down, cashmere and mohair fleeces were gathered by New Zealand shearers from animals grazing on New Zealand pastures.  They were spun and dyed with New Zealand hands.  They were then handwoven by a sixth generation New Zealander following designs inspired by our New Zealand birds – Tui, Kiwi, Kereru (wood pigeon), Pukeko and Kokako.

 

Kiwi Concept

Kiwi Concept

Kiwi Long Scarf

Kiwi Long Scarf

 

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