Fiji Marine Motifs silk & masi painting. Featuring Fiji Dolphin, Fiji Fish and Fiji shell. Shop online at My Fiji Store

Properties

Crafter/ArtisanSigavou Studios
ArtistMaria Rova
CategoryFiji Art
ProductMarine Motifs iii Silk painting
MediumHand-painted on Silk with Barkcloth Mount
SizeThe artwork is mounted on customised black card and measures approx. 24.8cm tall by 21cm wide (portrait). The black card measures approx. 30cm tall by 24.5cm wide
CopyrightImages and text © Maria Rova

Marine Motifs iii Silk painting

$74.95

Description

This Fiji Marine Motifs silk artwork is part of a series of Limited Edition Originals, each painted by hand. It features a Fiji Dolphin, Fiji Fish and Fiji shell. Nadi-based artist Maria Rova uses dyes and resist on pure, white silk to create vivid compositions that express her love for Fiji. The wildlife, culture, and scenery of Rova’s South Pacific home are themes that run throughout her award-winning work.

The frame surrounding the silk painting is made from traditional Fijian ‘masi’, also called barkcloth. This is hand-crafted by village women on the island of Vatulele. A renewable resource, ‘masi’ is made by harvesting strips of bark from specially grown paper-mulberry trees. Each piece takes day to process, involving repeated pounding, soaking, and stretching. These traditional skills are passed on from generation to generation, with certain clans being considered the experts in masi-making. The uneven quality of the masi reflects its handmade origin.

Framing instructions

This artwork has been left unframed for ease of shipping.

When ready to frame, simply peel the painting from its temporary backing and mount on a coloured background of your choice, leaving the rough edges of the masi showing to enhance its natural look.

Properties

Crafter/ArtisanSigavou Studios
ArtistMaria Rova
CategoryFiji Art
ProductMarine Motifs iii Silk painting
MediumHand-painted on Silk with Barkcloth Mount
SizeThe artwork is mounted on customised black card and measures approx. 24.8cm tall by 21cm wide (portrait). The black card measures approx. 30cm tall by 24.5cm wide
CopyrightImages and text © Maria Rova

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