Kowhaiwhai design

Patricia Edwards

blue colourway
Type Cloth
Sample from a length
Title Kowhaiwhai design
Measurements.Dimensions 1.15m x any length
Materials.Medium Cotton (textile)
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
Two colours on to a white fabric.
Creator.Personal name Patricia Edwards
Role Designer
Date.Creation 1997
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_paed_007
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Maori
Culture Culture
Subject White curves and spirals on a red and black background.
Subject Contemporary Maori design.
Adaptation of a traditional Maori design
Relation.part of Series of Fabric lengths.
Description This design is based on the Kowhaiwhai patterns which are seen on the rafters of a Meeting House. The colours are traditional but Patricia does this design in non-traditional colourways as well.
Source Patricia Edwards
Patricia Edwards provided information on this work in 1999.
Source Jean Clarkson
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Patricia Edwards
Permission has been given by the artist to present work in the NZDA.
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