Sunlight pouring through a New Zealand flax leaf. Art by Robert van der Touw © 2016. On the back of the bookmark information about the front image based on the artist’s long term research on the medicinal qualities of New Zealand’s flora and fauna. Also on the back a colourful mandala showing its natural pattern.
Qualities of the flax: great strength and flexibility
In Maori culture it is used for weaving and is a symbol for family and unity