Of all the New Zealand birds the kōkako is said to have the most beautiful song. It’s ancestors have been in New Zealand since it’s split away from Gondwana. The North Island kōkako has blue wattles, the South Island, orange—both have striking blue-grey plumage and a black face mask.
In Maori myth, it was the kōkako that filled it’s wattles with water to give to Maui as he fought the sun to slow it’s passage across the sky. It was rewarded with long and slender legs, enabling the bird to bound through the forest with ease in search of food.
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.
A Wrapt in New Zealand gift shows genuine appreciation of the contribution your special guest has made to your organisation or event. Not only will it blow them away now, but it will become a spectacular memento of their time in New Zealand and their relationship with you.
Each piece is individually presented and includes details of the story and inspiration for each design. Care instructions are also included.
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Items are woven to order and usually require a 2-4 week lead time.
Contact us today to discuss how you can amaze your special guests with their own piece of New Zealand.