Iti rearea teitei kahikatea ka taea
The rearea (bellbird) is one of the smallest birds in the forest, yet it is capable of reaching the top of the kahikatea, the tallest tree in the forest.
A cloak for graduation ceremonies has been screen printed with feathers whose colours are those of the little bellbird. The fabric colours and the red at the top represent the Kahikatea and the red berries at the top.
More korero about the process and the design here.