Voyaging has always been a way of life for the Polynesian people. Drawn to the sea, they have long relied on their skills as Wayfinders to traverse great distances and discover new lands.
Inspired by the Polynesian Wayfinders, I Wai No'u represents the stories of these voyagers, their families, and the monumental challenges they overcame – told through interpretive Polynesian pictograms. These finely crafted prints make a beautiful addition to any home, and offer a unique perspective on the rich history and culture of paddlers.
I Wai No'u can be purchased in different formats and in multiple sizes to meet your needs.
Canvas Prints: Printed using a Giclee process with Pigment Ink on Premium Fine Art Matte Canvas (410g/m2). It is certified acid free, designed to meet art galleries' and museum's longevity requirements and ensure consistency of shades for up to 200 years old. Options include:
- Stretched frame that includes 1.5" thick wood bars, a ready to hang wire attached to the back and felt pads for wall protection.
- Rolled with a traditional 1.75” border of unprinted canvas on each side. This can be framed at your local framer.
Fine Art Paper Prints: Printed with Pigment Ink on Premium Archival Matte Paper offering a smooth, neutral-white, matte paper for high-quality fine art. The paper supports accurate color reproduction and high-contrast, high-resolution output, and is acid-free for a longer print life with pigment inks. It features a heavy weight (230g/m2), thick base (9.5 mil), and an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging. These come with a 1.75” white border.
All art purchases are printed on demand. The typical lead time for stretched prints is 8 working days plus shipping time. The lead time for flat prints is 5 working days plus shipping time. All flat prints are shipped in strong tubes. Ground shipping is free to the continental US. Alaska and Hawaii shipping incur a cost that is calculated at checkout.