• Kōtare Flax Bouquet
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  • Kōtare Flax Bouquet
  • Kōtare Flax Bouquet
  • Kōtare Flax Bouquet

Kōtare Flax Bouquet

The Kingfisher or “kōtare” in Te Reo (Maori) is a fairly small but distinctive bird with a green-blue back, a yellow underside and a large black bill. It has a broad black eye-stripe, and adults sport a white collar.

The kōtare is native to New Zealand, but it is not endangered. Rather it can be found throughout the country in a wide range of habitats, including forest, river margins, farmland, lakes, estuaries and rocky coastlines.

Artiflax's Kōtare Flax Bouquet was inspired by the Kingfisher’s beautiful, vibrant feathers.

This hand-tied flax bouquet contains a variety of flax flowers in shades of green, turquoise, blue and yellow. It is wrapped with blue fabric and a bright lime green abaca, then finished off beautifully with a cobalt blue ribbon.


The Kōtare Flax Bouquet is available in 3 sizes

Small: Contains approx 10 flax flowers. Length approx 50cm
Medium: Contains approx 20 flax flowers. Length approx 70cm
Large: Contains approx 30 flax flowers. Length approx 90cm


Kōtare photo credit: Kathi Fachet         


If you are interested in finding out more about this New Zealand Native Bird check out the NZ Department of Conservation website:
https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/kingfisher-kotare/
Or the NZ Birds Online Encyclopaedia:
http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/sacred-kingfisher

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