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Kombi Nation

The Mill is Kaiapoi

Regular price $35.00 NZD
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Some time ago, before "Kombi Nation", I was "Handmade Histories". From my ever present stash of fabrics, buttons & collectibles I made large hand-sewn murals about early New Zealand industrial history. Six were made, each measuring 4m long x 1m high. Each mural took a year to research & make.

This mural about the Kaiapoi Woollen Mill is recorded in high resolution photography & reproduced for in a banner book. The original mural artwork was commissioned by a community group brought together by Jackie Watson, Kaiapoi after the 2011 earthquake. The original mural is on permanent display at the Kaiapoi Borough School & used for education.

Images in the book beg to be touched, to be explored over several readings or while listening to the song sung by David Parker from The Nukes. 

They are a great opportunity for grandparents to spend time together with their grandchildren; tell them about what it was like when they were growing up, their history and experiences, so very different from today.