Taniwha- Maori myth: a huge creature that guards deep pools, caves, or seas. They can look like huge geckos, tuatara, sharks, whales, or a combination of all of those. They are very aggressive and dangerous.
Guest Artists - Bone & Deer Antler
Most of these carvings are necklaces or wearable art pieces created by visiting guest artists while others are very special works which have been kept by the artists in their own private collections until now. Some have already been given names by the artists who created them, often telling a powerful story.These carvi
Bone and Jade Carving, Koru Pitau, Manaia Taniwha, Hei Matau Koru Pitau whanau hei matau represent strength determination peace prosperity good health growth harmony friendship kinship logevity manaia taniwha guardianship
Bone and Jade Carving
Āraiteuru is the famed taniwha represented on this stamp. She is said to have arrived in New Zealand with the early voyaging canoes, and her 11 sons are credited with creating the various branches of the Hokianga Harbour.
Taniwha Design by kiwi-anim8a on DeviantArt
The Taniwha,a creature of maori mythology,like a sea dragon,i grew up reading and listening to legends and stories of the taniwha and have always wanted... Taniwha Design