Ali Davies

Tea Towel - Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua


ORDERING NOTE: Sold in Packs of 2. 

New Zealand Landscape Collection - Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua

If you haven?t been to the farthest northern point of New Zealand, I highly recommend you do, as experiencing existential moments is one of the joys of being human.

This is one of many photos I captured this day in January, and it was a tricky decision on which image would become a tea towel. I wanted to choose a different location, one that was marked by an ancient Pohutukawa tree just around the corner from the lighthouse. Out of respect for all M?ori and their ancestors, I did not, for this area is sacred and marks a passage for the spirits of the deceased as they bid their last farewell. The lighthouse is iconic, and upon seeing it, you will know where you are. It is also a place where you can say farewell to your own loved ones and perhaps to beliefs and attachments that no longer serve you.


upon a salt rock

the heron waits listening

silent spirits pass

Watercolour artwork by my dear friend and fellow fabric lover, Moira Sun and Haiku Poems by my husband John G Davies.

DIMENSIONS: 500 mm x 700 mm
MATERIAL: 100% Linen
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: For best results wash before using. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Hot iron.

Introducing Ali Davies? luxuriously illustrated linen tea towels. Crafted from premium quality linen for the perfect combination of style and functionality. Linen's durable construction ensures that it will be treasured for years to come. Designs for today that nod to a nostalgia for times past, and a love of simple pleasures. Printed using digital technology with the purpose of capturing sophisticated colour tones and brush strokes of original watercolour paintings. A special addition to any kitchen.

Ng? Manu ? Birds of Aotearoa & Landscapes of New Zealand
Ali Davies and artist (and friend) Moira Sun collaborated on a series of birds endemic to New Zealand and iconic landscapes from photos of Ali?s during her travels. These have been created especially for Ali?s linen collection. Ali loves Moira?s delicate sensibility that tells a story as well as capturing a moment in time.