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The “Jewel Series” are small, highly detailed works celebrating Māori taonga (treasure). Each piece has a story. Māori feel a real connection to artefacts that were produced by their ancestors. A lot of taonga is in museums and collections worldwide. There is a strong desire to repatriate the artefacts.
The Jewel Series is a collection of small works, 38cm x 38cm, using a raised textured layer that is inspired by kowhaiwhai patterns. On the back off each piece is a description and photo of the original artefact.
Acrylic and variegated and generic gold leaf on oak board
38cm x 38 cm
generic gold frame