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Luke Jacomb Studio

Tūī - Jade

Tūī - Jade

Regular price $500.00 NZD
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Cast glass wall scultpure by prominent NZ glass artist, Luke Jacomb of Lukeke Design. These timeless artworks display mesmerising shadows, catch the light beautifully, and form enchanting wall installations in groups, as well as individually. Every angle you see these from reveals breathtaking detail, highly collectable! 

Tūī imitate the songs of other birds, and can also imitate people. The birds were sometimes tamed and taught to speak. They were taught mihi (greetings) which they would recite when visitors arrived, as well as prayers and proverbs. They were often trained to sound like the loud and deep voice of a chief. A Tūī that spoke like this was called a manu rangatira – a chiefly bird. Sometimes a Tūī was named after a tribe’s famous ancestor, and kept by the chief.

  • Dimensions (approx.): L/ 27cm W/ 9cm D/ 11cm. (The Tūī is larger than the other Lukeke birds.)
  • Cast glass with set screw fitting
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