2008 Supreme WOW Award Winner
2008 South Pacific Section Winner
Ornitho-Maia (The Bird Mother) is the ethereal protector of the beautiful feathered creatures of our world.
Ornitho-Maia was born from a desire to explore leather as a medium and push the boundaries of this material. With so many of our Earth’s birds on the verge of extinction, Nadine Jäggi felt they needed a guardian, someone who would ensure the survival of nature’s birdsong for generations to come.
This garment was a labour of love for Nadine. By day, she was working for Weta Workshop on film projects; by night, her own extraordinary creation was taking shape.