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The geometric motif used in the background of this piece is a traditional Tongan Kupesi known as ‘Manulua.’ Translated directly, it refers to two birds or two pairs of wings. The deeper meaning of this pattern is to bring two groups or families together to form a new union. 


The use of negative space reflects the freedom of flight and provides and escape from the stresses of our modern lifestyle.


The Manulua pattern is one of the oldest and most well known designs in Polynesia.


This hand finised archival print has been hand finished with metallic silver details. 

Signed and numbered by the artist.

Pasifika 'Manulua'

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