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Gilt-edged Taonga Maureen Lander, 2012. Dyed muka (NZ flax leaf fibre), archival adhesive. Dimensions: 220h x145w x15d mm. Collection of the artist.


Maureen Lander Title: Gilt-edged Taonga Year: 2012 Dimensions: 220h x 145w x15d mm Media: Dyed muka (NZ flax leaf fibre), archival adhesive Original book title: Interfaces: Retrato y Communicación With its page edges gilded together using muka and a whatu (finger twining) technique traditionally used in Maori cloak making, this piece combines elements of “gold leaf ” and “taonga” to emphasise its integrity as a valued object, even though it is no longer viable as a readable book.


Gilt-edged Taonga Maureen Lander, 2012. Dyed muka (NZ flax leaf fibre), archival adhesive. Dimensions: 220h x145w x15d mm. Collection of the artist.


Gilt-edged Taonga Maureen Lander, 2012. Dyed muka (NZ flax leaf fibre), archival adhesive. Dimensions: 220h x145w x15d mm. Collection of the artist.


Gilt-edged Taonga, Maureen Lander