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Lukeke Design

Cast Glass Tūi

$500.00

Lukeke Design

Cast Glass Tūi

$500.00

This lovely cast glass Tūi appears to float so lightly off the wall. Light brings the translucent beauty of the glass to life and the stunning colours will suit any decor .

Tūi 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 Tūi that spoke like this was called a manu rangatira – a chiefly bird. Sometimes a Tūi was named after a tribe’s famous ancestor, and kept by the chief.

It comes with a secure screw to fix into the wall then you can swivel it to a position that shows it off best.

  • Solid cast glass
  • L270 x W90 x D110 mm (aprox)