Taniwha

Betty Fraser
1981

Type Murals (any medium)
Title Taniwha
A Maori word for a "water monster".
Measurements.Dimensions 5.5m x 2m
Measurements.Dimensions Rectangular
Some depth created through sculptural surface work.
Materials.Medium Wool
Combinations of knitting yarn and worsted yarn from local Mosgiel Woollen Mill.
Materials.Medium Mohair
Knitting yarn.
Materials.Support Plastic tubing
Covered with tubular knitting.
Materials Metallic threads
Used in surface embroidery work.
Techniques Knitting
Panels produced on a domestic knitting machine and then stretched over card panels.
Techniques Embroidering
Surface detail achieved with hand embroidery techniques, including needle weaving.
Creator.Personal name Betty Fraser
Role Artist
Date 1981
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Mosgiel Library
Relocated from the original location in the foyer of the Mosgiel Civic Center
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_befr_003

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