Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.
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
Masterpiece Monday & Art Around the World - Day #10 - Maori of New Zealand
Today for a Masterpiece Monday and Art Around the World two-fer, we’re traveling to New Zealand to learn about the Māori people, who are the indigenous Polynesian peoples of New Zealand. They have a rich and fascinating culture and make up about 15% of the current population of New Zealand (source). I will focus on […]