Komaru Pendant by David Taylor, Māori artist (NZ130525)
Medium: bone, pāua (New Zealand abalone), ebony. Size: 3.5 x 1.75 inches. Design: Mau Kake (Sail Shape), Rauhoto Tapairu (Comet Guide) "Komaru (sail shape) inspired by the comet given the name Rauhoto Tapairu. She is the guiding rock that leads our maunga (mountain) to its current resting place.
Guest Artists - Bone & Deer Antler
Most of these carvings are necklaces or wearable art pieces created by visiting guest artists while others are very special works which have been kept by the artists in their own private collections until now. Some have already been given names by the artists who created them, often telling a powerful story.These carvi
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
Looking at Hei Tiki | Te Papa’s Blog
On 8th March I gave a talk at MTG in Napier about my research into the iconic Māori adornment hei tiki. The talk was to complement their recently opened and strikingly beautiful exhibition Pounamu. Link to NZ Herald article on MTG Pounamu exhibition, 24 December 2014 A diverse audience of aboutRead more
Hei tiki (pendant in human form) | Collections Online
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Rongomau – The Art of Gareth Barlow
WIP shot of Pumahara Manaia. First non-commissioned work for a while, so happy to share the WIPs with you all. Quite a rustic piece of bone but plenty of solid areas to work. I always sense more...