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A distinctly New Zealand-ish whimsical magnetic set by tinch - at long last after many requests for something 'kiwiana'....
A set of 11 handmade magnets, to form a sweet scene of a fantail birdie perched on a branch:
1 fantail birdie
5 hearts to form the birdie's fan-tail
1 branch (measures approx 200mm wide)
2 leaves
2 Pohutukawa heart/flowers

Lovingly handmade to upcycle selected materials:
Some of them are materials that you once might have seen in your grandparent's home, or may still be spotted in the odd kiwi bach. They've been salvaged from the imminent fate of ending up at various New Zealand landfills. Transformed through context, their colours, textures and patterns are designed to be celebrated in New Zealand homes once again, in a sort of nostalgic, (almost kitsch) subtle way.

Arrange the scene however you like - this is designed to be enjoyed as interactive art. It's beautiful and functional - use the magnetic pieces to hold reminders, shopping lists, photos, recipes, or just enjoy it as it is as unique fridge-art.

Designed for use on any magnetic surface, it fits a fridge beautifully, or you may like to paint a magnetic board or wall especially to display and interact with it.

Fantail & pohutukawa branch [M]

  • Note: No two fantails will ever be the same! Each is unique - as you would expect nuances of colour and markings in every little fantail you meet around the country. From Department of Conservation website, retrieved 4 Feb 2012: "Known for its friendly 'cheet cheet' call and energetic flying antics, the aptly named fantail is one of the most common and widely distributed native birds on the New Zealand mainland. It is easily recognized by its long tail which opens to a fan......"
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