'Meri Kirihimete' Pohutukawa Flower and grid of images (Pack of 6 Art Christmas Cards)
'Meri Kirihimete' Pohutukawa Flower and grid of images
From the Nature Series - Hot Summer
Pack of six New Zealand 'Specialty Christmas Cards', with three cards of each image
Cards are blank inside, so you can write your own message.
Dimensions: 145mm H x 145mm W
Square Card with 150mm H x 150mm Envelope
Cards retail in stores for NZ$6.99 each, so a big saving when you buy a pack!
About the cards
The Pohutukawa flower comes from our New Zealand 'Christmas Tree' and looks spectacular in summer, lining most of our coastlines, as well as other areas throughout New Zealand.
The tree becomes ablaze with the lovely red flowers and Maori believe that if the tree flowers prior to Christmas, it means the Kaimoana (seafood) will be fat and great to eat!
The Harakeke (flax) is use in Maori Arts and Crafts and it also has great health elements to it. It grows prolifically all-over New Zealand
The Toi Toi grows all over New Zealand and it has the most lush, fluffy-looking feathery ends to it.
The Tumbleweed can be found on many New Zealand beaches and delights many a child, as they chase it, tumbling over the dunes in the wind.
Kina is a very sought-after delicacy, especially with Maori! I wish I liked it as much as my husband did. I tried it several times, but I just don't have the taste for it. The shells are also sought after as ornaments.
The Paua is a very sought-after delicacy, especially with Maori! It possibly would be my most favourite seafood! I can eat it raw, creamed, frittered...oh my goodness, I'm drooling! The paua shells are also sought after as ornaments and has also been made into fine jewellery.
Not only is the New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel great to eat, it is very sought after world-wide for its great medicinal qualities.