Tui's in the Flax - a larger, more interactive installation if you love our Tui & Flax magnet set!
A distinctly New Zealand-ish whimsical magnetic set by tinch - another 'native & kiwiana' option following our top-selling Fantail & Kereru designs!
A set of 15 handmade magnetic pieces, to form a larger scene of two Tui birds amongst a Flax Bush (Harakeke):
2 Tui birds (1 sitting, 1 flying), 10 pieces of flax leaves, and 3 pieces of flax flower.
All the flax pieces can be assembled in various ways to create a unique bush
Lovingly handmade to upcycle selected materials:
An eclectic and perhaps unlikely selection of vintage and new fabric offcuts. Transformed through context, their colours, textures and patterns are made beautiful again.
Each edition will vary a little as the offcuts get used up, but each will be just as lovely as the last.
Arrange the scene however you like - this is designed to be enjoyed as interactive art.
This larger set is ideal on a magnetic wall or board. Ask us for a starter pack if you'd like to give this a go!
Also available as a smaller set, with 1 Tui bird, perfectly sized for the fridge.
Tuis in the Flax bush [M]
- This is a thoughtful gift for any occasion - house warmings, birthdays, and especially for the homesick kiwi abroad. Designed to be posted flat like a letter internationally, think of your expat friends and family! Note: No two Tui will ever be the same! Each is unique - as you would expect subtle nuances of colour and markings in every Tui bird you meet around the country. From Department of Conservation website, retrieved 6 Feb 2013: "The kererū is a large bird with irridescent green and bronze feathers on its head and a smart white vest. The noisy beat of its wings is a distinctive sound in our forests...."