The war canoes (wakas), were sunk to conceal them when the war parties were raiding neighbouring tribes. They didn't always win. Even today some are being discovered where they lay hidden for hundreds of years. The setting is the Kahikatea Forest beside Arahakt Lagoon, Whirnaki Forest Park, Central North Island. The Kotuku bird is rising up into the dawn.
This is a high resolution Giclee print on canvas and the width is 1000mm The price includes a high quality frame.
The original painting is acrylic on canvas and measures 122cm x 91.5cm and is available through us for $50,000