The akatawhiwhi (rātā vine) is a native climbing vine with bright scarlet to orange flowers in autumn and winter that rise above the forest canopy. Unlike the northern rātā, the climbing rātā does not strangle host trees. When mature, the stems hang free from host trees like thick twisted ropes. The flower nectar is a favoured food for tūī, korimako (bellbirds), and kākā.
Each fine art giclée print includes a white border to mimic the effect of a mat window. The artwork is printed with pigment-based, UV stable archival inks on 230gsm smooth matte archival-quality coated paper.
Note: This item is printed on demand (POD); please allow up to 5 business days for printing before shipping. Orders are sent to our fine art printers within one business day of receiving payment.
We offer professional framing of your print in a sleek handcrafted black satin frame with a moulding 20mm wide and 15mm deep. Solid wood and handmade in New Zealand, each frame is cut and built from scratch using sustainably sourced FSC and PEFC conservation-grade materials.
Conservation Clear® glass provides a premium 2.5mm thickness with the highest level of protection against damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays, preserving your artwork for years to come.
Note: Each frame is made to order (MTO); current production turnaround is roughly 2 weeks.
Your professionally framed print arrives ready to hang and fully sealed with acid-free tape on the back for dust protection and humidity control. Hanging hardware is included.