New Zealand Fern Leaf - Hand carved from cow bone.
Hand carved from cow bone. This design depicts the New Zealand Silver fern leaf, an iconic NZ symbol. With a flowing koru vine carved detail to symbolise spiritual growth. Bone is a traditional material used by the Maori for tools & jewellery. It is treasured for it's beauty & is believed to carry the spirit of the wearer. It is often worn before it is passed on as a gift. We prepare our bone naturally without the use of harsh chemical bleach, so it retains it' natural suppleness with the…
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Taonga o Aotearoa Poster
Large PosterPoster size in millimetres: 595 x 840Featuring illustrations by Erin Forsyth, large A1 poster of 29 precious treasures from Aotearoa. Each species is labelled with its Scientific (Latin), te reo Māori and English name, as well as their conservation status. Your purchase helps support Predator Free NZ - a private charitable organisation established to “encourage, support and connect New Zealanders in their efforts to control and eradicate introduced predators including rats…
Two-handed weapons: taiaha
This impressive taiaha dates from about 1800. Its origins are unknown, but it is a fine example of this long two-handed weapon. The pointed end is carved in the shape of a head and is therefore termed the upoko. The protruding arero (tongue) provides the jabbing implement. Below the upoko is a ...
Acanthisitta chloris Photo by Kimball Chen (Kea Photography) Common name: rifleman (en); carriça-austral-verde (pt); xénique grimpeur (fr); acantisita verdoso (es); grünschlüpfer (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Acanthisittidae Range: The rifleman is endemic to New Zealand, being in present in both the North and South islands. Size: This tiny passerine is just 8 cm long and has a wingspan of 10-11 cm. Females are slightly larger than males, males weigh 5,5-6 g while females weigh…
Waitangi Day | Vocabulary
SMART RESOURCE | FONT OPTION: The Waitangi Day resource includes 21 key word cards, an explanation of the symbolism of the Maori flag, a simple explanation of the significance of Waitangi Day to New Zealand and a close reading activity for the students to complete. Landscape presentation.
Genealogy of trees
This whakapapa (genealogical chart) illustrates how trees and other plants are descended from Tāne. Māori see all flora and fauna of the natural world as linked through genealogy.
‘Taranaki te Maunga’ by Revolution Aotearoa
'Taranaki te Maunga' by Revolution Aotearoa. An abstract depiction of Mt Taranaki incorporating the three albatross feathers that symbolize peace. Inspired by the Parihaka Peace Movement.