Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes.   The toki is the blade of and adze with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.     www.boneart.co.nz

Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes. The toki is the blade of and axe with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.

Beautiful Maori Culture!

This is a meré, a hand axe that is primarily decorative, ceremonial, and used in haka and dance performances by Maori people in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Historically, it was a weapon. It is sometimes also crafted out of pounamu (jade).

Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)

Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)

Maori art, New Zealand

This lovely art piece catches the cultural diversity of New Zealand and it's native people - the Maori

Waka (canoe), New Zealand

Waka brought divine gifts to the Maori First Nation. For this reason the waka inspire kotahitanga (unity) even today. My mind wonders that if Hawaii, Rapanui and Aotearoa were all reached by Waka what would have prevented them from reaching the Americas?

Marakihau • Sea Guardian Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (K60901)

Medium: bone, pāua (New Zealand abalone), goat horn, stain.

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