The Large Framed Wheku by Aeon Giftware is designed and made in Rotorua. Created using a mix of traditional and modern woodworking techniques, the Large Framed Wheku incorporates contemporary design and traditional Māori symbolism. On the rear of the frame you’ll find information on wheku as symbols, giving background to the practice of Māori carving and culture. The Large Framed Wheku pairs contemporary design with traditional values, making this the perfect corporate or personal gift inspired by Aotearoa’s Māori heritage.
Wheku, or carved face, in Māori carving are depictions of renowned ancestors. These symbols are found at the apex of the gable of a meeting house symbolising the ancestor after which the meeting house was named.
- Responsibly sourced from recycled kauri and rimu
- Designed and made in Rotorua by a small, passionate team
- Included is background information on the symbols used
- Frame measures 17cm x 22cm
- Comes attractively boxed, ready to give as a gift
Mike Carlton of Aeon Giftware is of Ngati Whakaue and has affiliations to the Hinemoa Point Marae in Rotorua. Inspired by their Māori heritage, the team at Aeon Giftware are passionate about creating works of art which portray the beauty of Māori carving and design. From their workshop in Rotorua they produce high quality artworks using a combination of traditional and modern woodworking techniques.
This piece is part of a larger range of framed artworks from Aeon Giftware.
This product is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.