I love watching big, fat Kereru swoop through the bush, gorging themselves on puriri berries. Also known as the New Zealand Wood Pigeon, they sit on branches in pairs, white breasts puffed out, beautiful feathers of green and purple shining in the sun.
A part of my New Zealand Birds series, the Kereru 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.