Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes.   The toki is the blade of and adze with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.     www.boneart.co.nz

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 (love)

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)....absolutely stunning...love this piece...very talented artist!

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.

Shona Tawhiao - woven flax garments.

Pacific designs showcased

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Large back/arm maori tat Large tribal tats may not sound appropriate for women, but this Maori tat on the back and arm is feminine and attractive. Back and half-sleeve maori tattoo for women

Bronwyn Waipuka Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Mana Wahine Series Framed Digital Print Hine Ata

Bronwyn Waipuka Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Mana Wahine Series…

Mere pounamu (greenstone Maori weapon)  Whakaae-whenua - Aotearoa

Mere pounamu (greenstone Maori weapon) Whakaae-whenua - Aotearoa

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor.  In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor.

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