Kahuroa Kahungunu - Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi. Incorporating an ancestor into the dwelling is a common architectural feature of the canoe and meeting houses.

Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

PAINTING Kowhaiwhai - White on Black Robianto

PAINTING Kowhaiwhai - White on Black Robianto

Maori koru symbol for familyunity & love family of by JackieTump

Maori koru symbol for family,unity & love~ family of five. Hand carved in bone

A stunning New Zealand Flower Jade Matau by  master carver Ross Crump.    It is 55mm long (2.25 inches)     The Matau or hook is a symbol of a strong willed leader and also gives protection when traveling over water.         www.boneart.co.nz

A stunning New Zealand Flower Jade Matau by master carver Ross Crump.

The World is Yours - a little fantail (Piwakawaka) alights. By Nelson artist, Amber Smith. www.imagevault.co.nz

Image Vault Ltd is a distributor and publisher of fine-art prints, bespoke lampshades and wall decals.

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