Maori art

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Rongomau – The Art of Gareth Barlow

Rongomau – The Art of Gareth Barlow

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Finch & Co - Rare New Zealand Maori Carved Wood Two Handed Club 'Tewhatewha'

Rare New Zealand Maori Carved Wood Two Handed Club 'Tewhatewha'

Maori ancestor mask, New Zealand, wood, shell, 50 cm

Maori Mask, New Zealand | Object Lessons - Ceremony & Celebration: Puppets & Masks

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Wood carving is a sacred art form for Maori from hand made wearable art and necklaces to weapons, gift boxes, intricate wall art and traditional sculptures.

Wooden Wall Art

The Maori had no written language so stories, genealogy and mythology were passed down the generations using intricate wood carvings on everything from the giant canoes or Waka to weapons, tools and meeting houses in particular.New Zealand Maori are famous for their complex engravings and sculptures and while many thin

This Small Maori Carved Patu Club is an example of the traditional War Club, used mostly in pre-European times, since it became somewhat obsolete after.

Small Maori Carved Patu Club from ShopNZ.com

This Small Maori Carved Patu Club is an example of the traditional Maori War Club, used mostly in pre-European times, since it became somewhat obsolete after the arrival of the Europeans and their guns. The patu was traditionally made out of wood or stone, and if made from greenstone was more commonly called a mere. It was used in a thrusting motion, often aimed just below the ribs, and sometimes at the head. This patu is made from Kauri and measures approximately 26cm (10 1/4")…

This New Zealand Maori Tiki Mask is a relatively large and very intricately carved Tiki Mask. Measuring long and wide, the Maori Mask features tattoo carving, traditional paua ( abalone) shell eyes, fiercesome teeth, and the protruding tongue.

Heavily Carved Extra Large Maori Tiki Mask from ShopNZ.com

This New Zealand Maori Tiki Mask is by far our largest and most intricately carved wood Tiki Mask. Measuring 17" (43cm) long and 11" (28cm) wide, the Maori Mask features tattoo carving, traditional paua ( abalone) shell eyes, fiercesome teeth, and the protruding tongue. This is a beautiful, authentically carved Maori Mask to hang on your wall, or to add to your Tiki collection.

This Maori Tiki is made from native timber (matai) and has a hole on the back so you can hang him wall.

Large Wood Maori Tiki from ShopNZ.com

This Maori Tiki is made from native timber (matai) and has a hole on the back so you can hang him on the wall. The Maori Tiki is a symbol of good luck and fertility. This wood Maori Tiki measures approximately 35cm (13 3/4") long so he's a good size to hang on your wall and really stand out. Shipped worldwide.