Tapainu by Robyn Kahukiwa
Handcoloured screenprintPaper size in millimetres: 420 x 300
This was supposed to be an edition of 400 prints however the edition has not been completed as Robyn's supply of handmade paper was lost in the Christchurch earthquakes. We have two in stock, both signed by Robyn Kahukiwa and dated 2012
Tapaninu is screenprinted then coloured by hand and is one of Kahukiwa's _wahine_ series of female Maori portraits. NB: Kahukiwa's prints are challenging to photograph. The handmade Japanese mulberry paper has a lovely texture that is almost impossible to convey on your screen - the paper also has a hint of cream in it rather than the stark white of the reference image.
If you like prints by Maori artists like Robyn Kahukiwa such as _Tapainu_ please also check out these other collections of similar prints at New Zealand's specialist art print store:
Robyn Kahukiwa Prints
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