Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Traditional Designs - 13
Cruise around any New Zealand gift shop these days and it doesn't take long to realise that 'things-Maori' are suddenly trendy. There is good and bad in that. Good that traditional Maori design is being recognised, appreciated and made available; bad in that 90% of it is not even New Zealand-made, but has been produced on the cheap in places like China and Taiwan. However, every so often I come upon a little gem and I particularly like these leather money boxes that pay homage to the traditional tiki.