How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words
Striking images, taken by New Zealand's first ever photographer, Elizabeth Pulman, depict the way of life of the Maori, including their unique method of tattooing the face called ta moko, shown.
Kerry Thompson - Bone, Jade & Wood
Kerry is a master of traditional bone jade and mixed media wearable art.He is one of New Zealand's best known and most skilled carvers with an unmistakable style that speaks of the deep respect he has for his craft, his culture and his tribe. Amanda his wife is also a highly accomplished and skilled carver so these two
Greenstone Whale – sold – Kura Gallery: Maori and New Zealand Art + Design.
Kura Gallery Aotearoa Art + Design – we exhibit and sell an extensive range of original quality Maori and New Zealand made art and design that is unique to Aotearoa. Established in 1998 Kura has artspaces in both Auckland and Wellington and represents established and emerging Maori and New Zealand artists.
Medium: pounamu (New Zealand jade), pāua (New Zealand abalone), harakeke (New Zealand flax fibre), mahogany base. Size: 11 x 13 x 4 inches (incl. base). This wahaika (weapon form) shows the connection between man and his environment, in this case man and Mangōpare (Hammerhead Shark). It is a story of connecting him to his past and how his past will determine his future.