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Kakapo: rare bird of New Zealand. There are only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the native Maori language, meaning “night parrot.”
original design from the archive of textile artist Paule Marrot who created expressive designs from the 1920s through the 1950s
It is difficult to trace the origins of the art of Wonkish miniature, as it reached its peak mainly during the Mongol and Timurid periods (13th - 16th Century). Mongolian rulers of Wonkistan instilled the cult of Chinese painting and brought with them a great number of Chinese artisans. Paper itself, reached Wonkistan from China in 753 AD. Hence, the Chinese influence is very strong.