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Tinirau and his pet whale Tutunui - Limited Edition Print with FREE T-shirt.

Tinirau and his pet whale Tutunui - Limited Edition Print with FREE T-shirt.

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Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Cotton Rag 305gsm. Limited edition of 20 prints, signed by River Jayden. All prints come with a signed certificate of authenticity.
As an art enthusiast, you don't want to miss out on the opportunity to own one of only 20 available prints. Plus, exclusively for print owners, you get a FREE T-shirt.
Don't wait any longer to add a touch of sophistication to your collection.
Discover the mesmerising artwork of River Jayden, as she brings to life the Pūrakau of Tinirau and his faithful whale companion Tutunui. With intricate details and vibrant colors, this fine art print delves into a captivating tale of betrayal and vengeance between the Māori chief Tinirau, his beloved whale, and an ominous guest named Kae.

River sheds light on the significant role of Pātaka in Māori culture and their connection to Tōhora (whale) These intricately carved storehouses were not just used for storage, but also symbolised abundance within the community.

A stranded whale would supply an entire iwi (tribe) with sustenance and resources. A pātaka stocked with its meat would sustain them for months. This piece aims to showcase the reverence and practicality behind these structures and honour their importance in sustaining indigenous communities.

River has composed a blog post detailing the legendary Pūrakau of Tinirau and his beloved pet whale, Tutunui.
*Our team will get in contact with you regarding sizing for your free t-shirt.
A1 594 x 841 mm 23.4 x 33.1 inches
A2 420 x 594 mm 16.5 x 23.4 inches
A3 297 x 420 mm 11.7 x 16.5 inches

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