The Maori word Kowhaiwhai refers to a traditional red, white and black colored pattern. These colors resemble the origin of the Maori tribes and were commonly found on rafters and meeting houses. The stories of legendary ancestors are represented by these ancient Maori complex and symmetrical patterns.
This pattern is called Ngaru representing the cutting of waves when the waka (a traditional Maori canoe) travels.
(the Cake stencil for this design can be found here)
Design Size : 27mm x 175mm - 1" x 6 7/8th" - Repeating patterns
Ideal for airbrushing, stencilling with soft royal icing, gels or for use in crafts. (water based mediums are recommended only) The 2 part mesh stencils allow perfect placement as the guide cut lines are easily matched up.
Mesh stencils are more labour intensive having 8 processes instead of the 4 that normal stencils take. This is reflected in the price. (a set of Mosaic Lines and Spaces took 16 minutes to cut and a further 63 minutes to weed, back, peel, apply mesh, unpeel backing, trim and package!)
The ibicci Landscape stencils measure approximately 5.5"x8” / 14x20cm and can be used with both the Stencil Genie and the Stencil Snap.
Care: Rinse gently with warm water, Do Not use hot water as this may cause warping. Lay flat to dry either smoothing in a clean tea towel or pat dry with paper towels. Ensure they are fully dry before storing. An iron may be used on a very low setting to flatten mesh stencils but care must be taken.