Fiji Pacific Iguana Silk Painting with Masi mount. Shop Fijian Art online at My Fiji Store

Properties

Crafter/ArtisanSigavou Studios
ArtistMaria Rova
MediumHand-painted on Silk with Barkcloth Mount
SizeThe artwork is mounted on customised black card and measures approx. 25cm tall by 21cm wide (portrait). The black card measures approx. 30cm tall by 24.5cm wide
CopyrightImages and text © Maria Rova

Pacific Iguana Silk Painting

$74.95

Description

The Fiji Pacific Iguana Silk painting is one of our favourite Sigavou Studios pieces because of the stunning colours hand-painted onto Silk with a Fijian Masi background.

This artwork is part of a series of Limited Edition Originals, each painted by hand. Artist M. W. Rova uses pure, white silk and dyes to create the vivid compositions for which she is known. Rova’s art is inspired by the wildlife, culture, and scenery of tropical Fiji, where she lives with her young family.

The frame surrounding the silk painting is made from traditional Fijian ‘masi’, also called barkcloth. This is produced 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
MediumHand-painted on Silk with Barkcloth Mount
SizeThe artwork is mounted on customised black card and measures approx. 25cm 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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