Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes. The toki is the blade of and axe with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.
Aroha means "love" This is a gift for some newly weds. The korus (spirals) symbolise the couple, and the little one in the middle is their daughter. I must credit Shelly Beach with the inspriation for the koru.
Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting) by Jane Crisp Size: x Media: Painting Type: Acrylic Style: Realism Theme: Maori Tane mahuta (God of the forest.) a majestic tree in the Waipoua - A forest in Northland new Zealand.