Kereru are also known as the New Zealand wood pigeon. They are a large bird with a plump white breast and beautiful iridescent feathers of green and purple. They make a distinctive ‘whooshing’ sound as they fly and swoop between trees. Kereru have been known to fall out of trees drunk due to eating over-ripe drupes which have then fermented in their stomachs! Despite this, they are responsible for spreading the seeds of New Zealand native forest plants.
Wrapt in New Zealand uses Merino and rare breed wools, possum down and alpaca, cashmere and mohair fleeces from animals raised in New Zealand. These yarns are spun and dyed by kiwi artisans before being transformed by a sixth-generation New Zealander into stunning, one-of-a-kind, hand-woven pieces inspired by the colours of the birds of Aotearoa.
Wrapt in New Zealand has an uncompromising commitment to craftsmanship. It takes several days to transform more than a kilometre of yarn into a finished piece. Individual motifs inspired by Maori & Pacifica design are painstakingly added, uniquely customising each piece.
Each piece is individually presented and includes details of the story and inspiration for each design. Care instructions are also included. No two pieces are the same – the inspiration is expressed differently in each piece.
Designs are available as:
- Blanket/Throw (110cm x 110cm)
- Wrap/Shawl (50cm x 175cm)
- Traditional Scarf (30cm x 175cm)
- Lightweight Infinity Scarf (20cm x 150cm)
Contact us for more details.