Kakapo "Flat White" Tea Towel
100% Organic Cotton Tea Towel
The cotton is flat and takes a detailed print well.
Based on the original artwork Ghost of the Forest by artist Nikki McIvor
Designed & printed in New Zealand on organic cotton from India,
produced in a Fair Trade certified factory that only processes organic cotton
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: there are now 153 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 translates images by Nikki McIvor onto prints, cards and homewares like tea towels, reusable jute and grocery bags as well as gift tags. Our aim - objects that are lovely to use, ecologically responsible and made to last.
Wild Honey Art reproduces images by Nikki McIvor onto prints, cards and homewares like tea towels, reusable grocery bags and linen napkins. Our aim - objects that are lovely to use, ecologically responsible and made to last.