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Wild Grey Fox

Kakapo Tea Towel

$26.00

This certified organic cotton tea towel is a popular, lightweight gift which is great for mailing overseas as a unique New Zealand-made gift.

Beautiful but durable, our high quality cotton tea towels are printed in New Zealand. All tea towels are packaged in a paper wrap, which details the story and inspiration behind each piece of art.

The Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) - kaka means parrot and po means night - is a cheeky and inquisitive bird native only to New Zealand. Sinbad the Kakapo lives on Codfish Island; when a friend was there at night, he climbed onto her head to check her out, then perched on her foot and finally performed a dance. This curiosity and lack of fear is part of the reason they are critically endangered. But all is not lost: As of January 2020,
there are 211 birds on record, up from a low of 51 in 1995.

This drawing is called “Ghost of the Forest” and it pays homage to these special birds who are no longer prolific, and reflects on our collective actions in making them so. Sinbad holds a pounamu (greenstone necklace) - an infinity Koru which symbolises the weaving together of different threads and the creation of a new synergy.

Wild Grey Fox reproduces images by Nikki McIvor onto prints, cards and homewares like tea towels, reusable tote and grocery bags. Our aim: objects that are lovely to use, ecologically responsible and made to last.