A small selection of my travel photography that shows a slightly different approach. Of course I photograph food and hotels, but sometimes the details tell you more about a place.
Various types of carved head showing corresponding manaia
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This toki pounamu (adze) is believed to be at least five centuries old, and it would have been owned by an important chief. Europeans arriving in the 19th century encountered trading of pounamu throughout the North and South islands. In traditions, the ...
Maori style pendant - hand carved lapis lazuli toki
Hand-carved, polished lapis lazuli pendant on waxed cord. Cord is braided and the clasp is toggle type with bar made of the same stone as the pendant. Necklace is longer than it looks on the photo with display bust and can be shortened to desired length.
Maori weapon Mata kautete
This article aims to help the reader understand and distinguish the different types of Maori Weapons. To understand Maori weapons and their intended specialized functions.
Jade - Mixed Styles
These jade carvings are a mixture traditional decorative styles along with some more contemporary designs. Many are based on Maori legend while some are modern designs inspired by ancient Maori styles with flowing lines, scrolls and soft forms. Some of these pendants are also based on Celtic or oriental designs. In thi
Pounamu greenstone nephrite jade river jade maori toki | Etsy
New Zealand greenstone, pounamu, hand carved Maori pendant, toki .Stone also known as nephrite jade to the world. This toki has Maori design etchings on top side of the stone.It is deep green color.From Arahura river west coast south island of New Zealand. Toki is for strength, to carve the future.