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Kia ora

60.00
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Kia ora

60.00

36x18cmPrinted on 300gsm Recycled Card, vansons rubber ink.  Sold Unframed

Printed with very rare Victorian 'Chromatic' Wood Type - circa 1880 Maker unkown, thought to be British Made....research currently ongoing.

The border on this print is from the 1930's and is thought to be made by Delittle of York, (UK)

Kia ora is a frequently used Maori greeting in New Zealand, similar to 'hi' or 'godday'  and also has several other usages, interestingly, including 'farewell'.  

Here is some more information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kia_ora

This print is also inspired by the strong cultural use of red, black and white in Maori design, especially in their beautiful kowhaiwhai patterns.  Having no lowercase and limited physical space within the border, artistic licence is employed to print it as one word!

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36x18cmPrinted on 300gsm Recycled Card, vansons rubber ink.  Sold Unframed

Printed with very rare Victorian 'Chromatic' Wood Type - circa 1880 Maker unkown, thought to be British Made....research currently ongoing.

The border on this print is from the 1930's and is thought to be made by Delittle of York, (UK)

Kia ora is a frequently used Maori greeting in New Zealand, similar to 'hi' or 'godday'  and also has several other usages, interestingly, including 'farewell'.  

Here is some more information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kia_ora

This print is also inspired by the strong cultural use of red, black and white in Maori design, especially in their beautiful kowhaiwhai patterns.  Having no lowercase and limited physical space within the border, artistic licence is employed to print it as one word!