Whaka Whenua – Bean Bag


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+ Artist: Turumakina
+ Size: 1×1 metre (it comes unfilled)
+ Bean Bag: 100% polyester canvas
+ Shipping: Delivery within Australia and NZ only and shipping rate is flat rate at $19.95, however a surcharge of $5 applies for deliveries NZ.

Artist Statement

The story of Whaka Whenua is related to the idea of creating a strong interwoven community at our place of belonging, Mother Earth, or Papatuuaanuku.  Whenua are the strands of fibre woven into the mats where community gatherings take place. The bold red colour of this Maori design relates to the red clay of Kurawaka where the first human being was created, a woman named Hine-Ahu-One, the Earth-formed Maiden.


Bolster your sustainable street cred by filling the beanbags with your choice of recyclable materials – scrunched up newspaper, old washed and clean clothing, or clean rags. The trick we love is to stuff the beanbag case with a bunch of your kid’s soft toys – the ones you can’t bear to throw away, but need to store somewhere out of sight. Cleaning and maintenance are easy too – spotclean the beanbag with a slightly damp cloth, or throw it (sans filling) into the wash on a gentle cycle. Hang it on the line to dry.


The bean bag outer cover and the inner lining are made from 100% Polyester. Suitable for use both indoors and out, although fabric is not waterproof so please store them indoors or out of the weather when not in use. To spot clean, wipe down with a damp cloth. Beanbag covers are suitable to be handwashed or are machine washable on a gentle cycle – please remove stuffing before washing. You may use a warm iron on reverse side. Do not tumble dry. Wash with similar colours as colours of the beanbag may run.

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