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Dilana’s design director, Sudi Dargipour has been working over the past three and a half years in collaboration with artist, Reuben Paterson (Ngati Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi), embarking on a series of rugs that he describes as ‘bridging the sea, the living land and the sky, everything we traverse and everything in Māori terms, Whakapapa back to the primeval parents of Ranginui the sky father and Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother.’   

Dargipour observes that in Ko Te Aroha Anō, (Love is like Water) there are two different Kōwhaiwhai, the mangopare (hammer head) and mango tipi (white pointer) sharks and Reuben has used the colours selected for the work as a way to Whakapapa the design back to its origins, to the blue and greens of the sea.’



Reuben Paterson,  Ko Te Aroha Anō, (Love is like Water), 100% New Zealand wool, hand tufted, 2500mm x 2500mm, limited edition of 3



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