Ross Crump - Jade
Ross is one of New Zealand's best known and highly skilled master carvers working jade and Pounamu or greenstone (New Zealand Jade) . His work simply has to be seen to be believed and features the most extraordinary fine detail. Ross and his small team of jade carvers specialize in small pendant pieces with complex
Maori Art, Wood Carving, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Maori short hand-club weapons are designed for close quarter combat and used in a jabbing or striking motion with intent to kill or maim (and then kill) with a blow to the skull. From top left, clockwise - Mere, (mere pounamu/greenstone mere) was the exclusive name of the weapon made of pounamu in some regions but other regions had a broader meaning which included the similar patu weapons made from bone, stone and hardwood. Greenstone clubs sometimes absorbed blood into tiny fissures leaving…
Matariki Gallery Maori Art, Giftware, Bone Jade and Wood Carvings from New Zealand.
Matariki Gallery is a virtual gallery for Maori and Pacific art, paintings, limited edition Giclee prints, Maori crafts, sculptures, Maori symbolic pendants, Bone carvings, Jade carvings, Paua and Pacific Pearl shell pendants, Wood carvings, Maori and Pacific design giftware and accessories, Maori wraps and Merino shawls imported from New Zealand.