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The carvings based on Maori designs in particular have special significance. The pre-European Maori had no written language so tribal history and the stories of the gods were kept using many forms of fine arts and crafts ranging from basket and cloth weaving to complex wood, bone, shell and jade carving. These artifacts were then handed down through generations of tribal elders and became sacred objects or treasures “Taonga”, telling the history of a tribe and taking on the spirits of past great leaders and warriors who had worn them.


Sheep Skin Clothing and Footwear

Twelve thousand years ago the Nomadic tribesmen of snow-swept Siberia knew the unique properties of sheepskin. Since the1850’s scientific studies have helped us to understand wool’s natural qualities.
Wool consists of millions of tiny fibres which trap air, resulting in a natural insulation. Dry wool fibres also absorb moisture giving off heat in return.
Wool has the ability to absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture. One gram of dry wool releases 27 calories of heat when saturated with water. When dry water is attracted to sites within its multi-layered and internal structure, keeping you dry and releasing heat.
Soft, warm and dry, sheepskin has consistently stood the test of time, naturally.

At Sea Breeze we stock a wide range of Sheep Skin products including the Canterbury leather range of Casey, Brooke and Chris Clogg.

Come in store and check out our Footware range. We have sheepskin boots and slippers, Possum boots, baby shoes and much more.


Korowai Maori Cloaks

Sea Breeze have Korowai Maori Cloaks for sale. Korowai are very popular gifts for Graduations, Weddings, Special Birthdays, Kapa Haka Groups and are also used as Wall hangings. Our Korowai are Made here in New Zealand, are fully lined and come in 3 colours.

They are made from a faux fur (man-made) fabric & are fully lined in dark brown faux suede. They have draw string ties so you can alter the width. The trim is made from real feathers.

Kahuhuruhuru – Feather Cloak

Materials include wool, cotton and pea – fowl feathers. It has been created with the local area in mind.
The Blue is representing the ocean, many rivers and streams. A few white spotted feathers are reference to the whitebait that swim our rivers. The brown represents our land while the tinges of green represent our flora and fauna. Made by local weaver Theresa Ratana (approx 2000 feathers)

 


Beautiful NZ Handmade Scarves and Ties

Our supplier, based in New Zealand, has been painting and designing silk scarves, wraps and ties for over twenty years, with an international reputation…
All designs are unique, and by a team of two women contempory design artists.
Inspiration for the range comes from modern art, fashion and the beauty of the New Zealand wilderness with designs and colours to suit any occasion. As well as hand painted silk scarves they also produce hand painted silk men’s ties, and lengths of painted silk fabric.


Local Whakatane T Shirts

We have a huge range of t-shirts for all ages and sizes. We have a lovely range of local WHAKATANE T-shirts with local scenery which can be customised to your taste.


Kiwiana Themed Aprons