Tui are unique to New Zealand. They are attractive birds with an iridescent sheen and feature a distinctive white tuft under their throat. This tuft drove early colonists to call tui the parson bird. Tui are often heard before they are seen, and can make many complex noises and songs. They can imitate sounds that they hear and Māori sometimes trained tui to talk. Tui are found through much of New Zealand where they feed on nectar and small insects.
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.