Hansby Design - Kokako Jute Bag
Hansby Design - Kokako Jute Bag
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Hansby Design - Kokako Jute Bag

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A spacious jute tote bag with the Kokako design front and back.

With contrast blue panels, the bag has vibrant blue cotton trim and soft padded handles.  Also available in the Huia design. 

The inside has a clear PP coating for easy cleaning. 

Size: 36 x 36 x 18 cm.

Featuring the North Island Kokako amongst the berries of the native Taraire tree. 

The Kokako bird is endemic to New Zealand, and one of the few species remaining from the ancient wattle bird family.   Once there were only a few breeding pairs left, but the Kokako is making a comeback thanks to intense conservation.   They're native forest birds, and are known for their distinctive song.

In Maori legend, the Kokako filled it's bright blue wattles with water, bringing it to Maui as he fought the sun.  Maui rewarded the Kokako by giving it long, strong legs, enabling it to bound through the forest with ease.    In Maori proverbs, Kokako were regarded as 'fleet of foot'.

Original print design by Hansby Design, New Zealand