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Paraoa Aotearoa

Paraoa Aotearoa

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Paraoa Aotearoa 

Beautiful and peaceful, Aotearoa whale and calf - guardian and protector, deep love and connection.

The mother and calf journey beneath the night sky, guided by the wisdom of Marama, the moon. She symbolizes the natural world of life and light that the whale protects in the deep blue ocean. The kowhaiwhai waves symbolize new life intertwined with the lives of those before, the love between parent and child and the love and protection of whanau.

'Thank you so much for the art work and for going above and beyond to ensure it arrived in time. The art arrived safely and beautifully packaged. The personal note was much appreciated. Our colleague loves it and the whakatauki perfectly matches this occasion. Your art is even more beautiful in real life' 
- Gemma B
Art Print Details:
This is a high quality nz fine art print.
Limited Edition Print - Hand signed and a numbered.
Matte archival cotton rag 280gsm paper (photocopy paper is 60gsm)
Epson archival inks using best quality giclée printing process guaranteed for 100+ years from any fading.
Gift-ready, beautifully presented on a black matboard in a clear cellophane sleeve
Please allow an extra 8 days for delivery if framing is required.
A4/limited edition of 100
A3/limited edition of 100
A2/limited edition of 20  
In Māori tradition, whales were the guides on the great journey to Aotearoa.
They were called on for protection and they carried people to safety.
Paikea - southern humpback
Parāoa - sperm whale
Ūpokohue - pilot whale
Tohorā - southern right.
The Whale Rider

An original nz art print by Amber Smith

NZ wall art unique to Aotearoa

  • Gift ready - no need for framing
  • 1-4 days delivery NZ
  • Free Shipping within NZ
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" My artwork arrived safe and sound - thanks very much. The work is brilliant, evocative and striking - just as I imagined it would be " - David W