The Original Surfers - Peru
The Original Surfers - Peru
While most commonly attribute the origins of surfing to the ancient Hawaiins yet in fact wave riding in Peru predates this. In the Northern reaches of Peru the Moche people have been riding the surf for well over 5000 years. What many people do not realise is that the Caballito de Totora was actually the first known surf-craft in human history and well predates surfing in Hawaii. For thousands of years the Moche fishermen of Huanchaco in Northern Peru would often be seen returning from a days fishing by ridding the Caballito de Totora to shore in a standing stance very similar to the stand-up paddle boarders of the modern area. This is your history lesson for the day, you can thank me later.
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Help Make the World a Better Place: 10% of all sales profits is split between two amazing charities; Mision Mexico, a Mexican based surf related children's refuge and Bear Cottage an amazing Sydney based charity that provides support, respite and end-of-life care for children.
Lead Times: Please allow 3-7 working days for print/canvas printing and delivery and 5-12 days for Acrylic Products.
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Museum Grade Fine Art Canvas
A perfect medium to showcase spell binding moments with simple elegance, giving it a lively, tactile presence. Each canvas is machine stretched to give consistent tension across the artwork. The frames used are kiln dried, finger jointed timber without wedges, meaning tightening or loosening it later is completely unnecessary. The assembly is completed with framers tape and is strung ready to hang. This is an archival canvas solution with quality image reproduction that invites attention. Each canvas is custom printed and framed in Australia to your order. Support local.
Fine Art Prints on Matt Mount
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Fine art paper specifically designed to meet the needs of photographers and artists alike. This 310 gsm paper provides the weight of an art paper with a rigid calendered surface that picks up every detail captured. It’s everything you want from a matte fine art paper with excellent image sharpness, optimum colour graduation, world-class d-max. The only choice for archival printing of black & white and colour photographs. Every image is treated individually, printed and hand trimmed in Australia custom to your order requirements. Please contact us for framing options and pricing. Support Aussie made.
Acrylic Photo Block
A free standing custom acrylic block frame is a fantastic and unique way to display our amazing images. The finish offered by acrylic photo blocks is stunning, with the thick layer of 2.5 cm clear Perspex with diamond polished edges on top of the image to make it really pop. Perfect for adding an eye-catching feature to your room and the timeless style will suit almost every décor. The metallic option is printed on metallic paper giving the finished product a pearl like finish and slightly enhances the images saturation. Please note that Acrylic Photo Block is only available in the following sizes; 17.5 x 12.5cm, 23 x 15cm and 30 x 20cm. Made in Australia.
Acrylic Mounting Panel
Having our images mounted professionally in Perspex gives our special images the stunning finish they deserve. The clarity and quality offered by acrylic face mounting is second to none, making the image pop no matter where its location in your home or office. The metallic option is printed on metallic paper giving the finished product a pearl like finish and slightly enhances the images saturation. The Acrylic Mounting comes ready to hang on the wall on a 4.5 mm laser cut clear Perspex. The panel has an aluminium backing frame which will appear to be floating 1 -2 cm away from the wall. Acrylic mountings are hung on the wall with picture framing hooks and special custom made brackets for the larger sizes. Installation will require you to place a screw into the wall. Made in Australia.