This is the third in a series of 3 retro/vintage dolls, this little wahine is wearing a Korowai (feather cloak) and Tipare (headband)
'Hine' was named after Melissa's Great Aunt Hinemoa, who was named by a Maori Chief living in Waimate who struck a friendship with Melissa's Great Grandfather as they lived next door to one another - 5 of his children were named by his friend - Wanaka, Hinemoa, Rewa, Te Hira and Koa. Melissa loves this story of friendship from long ago, how much love and respect he had to ask his friend to name his children, and she hopes to research into who he was - as she is moving to Waimate.!
Melissa hopes the love and respect has been communicated in these little watercolours, as she dedicates these works to her great grandfather and his friendship with his neighbour.
These works are also available framed in black, white or natural. Treat yourself or a loved one to these retro relics that pull on the nostalgic heart strings!