Work of the Month


Karaka Berries

Acrylic on Paper

This design was part of the portfolio Avis produced to take to England in 1950.

New Zealand native plants were not usually used for textile designs. If they were it would be the occasional Kowhai or Pohutakawa. This design is unusual as it is of the Karaka tree with berries not usually thought of as a symbolic plant at that time for New Zealand.

The orange berries enliven an otherwise dark green and black background.

This design is available as a rug through Dilana rugs.