Maori art. Silver fern wall art
Crafted from rimu veneerboard, striking and beautifully simple wall art panels portraying New Zealand icons. We feature our beautiful Aotearoa (New Zealand), the koru and the silver fern.
- size Maori art wall hanger: 170mmx300mmx10mm (6.69″x11.81″x0.39′)
The image of the silver fern is widely representative of New Zealand and New Zealanders – Kiwis. It is an image to which all New Zealanders relate and is a powerful and emotional symbol of inspiration.
The symbol comes from the New Zealand ‘cyathea dealbata’, known as ‘ponga’ in New Zealand. The leaves are dark green on the upper side and silver underneath.
Did you know that the Maori laid the fern silver side up as track markers; in the dark they would lit up by burning torches. It was often used by Maori as shelter and bedding for sleeping on, due to the thin texture of the ‘hairs’.
The silver fern as an iconic symbol of New Zealand and has been used as the country’s sporting emblem since 1888, often displayed on the uniforms of New Zealand’s natinal sports teams, most notably our ‘All Blacks’ rugby and ‘Silver Fern’ netball teams. And our Emirates Team New Zealand!
The majestic rimu can be found throughout New Zealand. Mature specimens grow to a height of over 60 metre (200ft) and up to 1000 years of age. Heart rimu with a red/brown grain is one of the most beautifully figured woods in the world.
A growing scarcity, fueled by felling bans and ravenous demand has made rimu a highly sought after and priced decorative timber. This product is made from recycled NZ rimu.
This product is finished with heat/scratch resistant lacquer. It should be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
These Maori art wall hangers will look great in your home or office.