Ponamu

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Jade - Mixed Styles

These jade carvings are a mixture traditional decorative styles along with some more contemporary designs. Many are based on Maori legend while some are modern designs inspired by ancient Maori styles with flowing lines, scrolls and soft forms. Some of these pendants are also based on Celtic or oriental designs. In thi

Black Jade Maori Toki

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Black Jade Maori Toki

Jade Maori Toki
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Jade Maori Toki

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Knotted Ridge

This is a knot that I use on some of my bone carvings. Its a nice tidy and strong way toattach a braided cord to almost any shape leaving a nice ridge of knots down the front. I have been asked a couple of times how its done, so here it is. First a recess is carved into the bone for the lashing to sit into. This keeps it looking very tidy with the top surface of the lashing flush with the surface of the bone carving. A hole is drilled right through the peice at the base of the recess. The…

Guest Artists - Jade

These carvings are a mix of very traditional and contemporary styles by guest artists. Many of these carvings are pieces created by visiting guest artists.

pounamu greenstone ring

pounamu greenstone ring

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Fig. 61. Snood lashing. — a-d, with unravelled snood; e-h, with lashing thread | NZETC

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Alex Sands - Bone, Jade & Wood

Alex & Friends: Alex is an amazing artist from the Waikato region who works in a huge variety of materials and in both highly traditional Maori styles and the more contemporary styles. He works with a small team of artists who specialize in intricate wearable art with very strong forms and amazing detail but are al