Indulge in the nostalgia of warm beach days and create lasting memories with an exquisite NZ art work by Collette Renee Fergus. As a contemporary New Zealand artist, Fergus captures the essence of a kiwiana icon New Zealand Flip Flop Jandals in her stunning New Zealand art pieces.
Imagine slipping out of your green flip-flops feeling the cool sand filtering between between your toes as the rippling tide laps at your feet.
You can relive those precious moments with Kiwi As! – a small textural mixed media piece that features jandals, an iconic symbol of New Zealand.
Using only the highest quality artist materials such as Golden paints, gels, and pastes, Fergus has created an original artwork that measures 250mm x 250mm on a stretched canvas.
Kiwi As! is a tiny yet delightful artwork that is ready to hang and will undoubtedly be a conversation starter in any room. It's available for purchase at $190NZD, and it is an investment that you will treasure for years to come.
Take a piece of kiwiana back home with you and cherish the memories of sunny beach days in New Zealand with this remarkable artwork.
Flip flops, also known as thongs in Australia or jandals in New Zealand, are a type of open-toed sandal with a Y-shaped strap that goes between the toes. They are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to slip on and off, making them a popular choice for casual wear, especially in warmer climates like New Zealand.
While flip flops are a staple in many people's wardrobes today, their history dates back thousands of years.
Originally made from papyrus and other plant materials, flip flops can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Men and women wore these early versions of flip-flops, used to protect from the hot sand and rough terrain.
Over time, flip-flops evolved, with various cultures putting their spin on the design.
Zori became popular in Japan. They are similar to flip flops but have a thicker sole and are made from materials like rice straw and tatami.
The Havaianas flip flop, known for its rubber sole and recycled material straps, was invented in Brazil during the 1960s. It has since become one of the most globally recognized brands. While in the United States, flip flops first gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s as more Americans began to travel to warm, tropical destinations.
The simplicity and affordability of flip-flops made them an attractive choice for beachgoers and tourists to this day.
Today, flip-flops can be found in countless styles and materials, from basic rubber to high-end leather. They continue to be a popular choice for people of all ages and backgrounds, whether for lounging by the pool, running errands, or simply enjoying a day in the sun.