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Pounamu (new Zealand Jade) Matau/Manaia necklace by master carver Peter Bishop. The Matau or hook is a symbol of a strong willed leader and also gives protection when traveling over water.  www.boneart.co.nz

Peter Bishop - Jade

Peter is a master jade carver and artist from the wild west coast of New Zealand's South Island.He is one of New Zealand's best known and most skilled master carvers and works mostly in the very rare and exotic flower Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) creating designs for jewelry, necklaces and sculptures with an extraordinar

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.

The Incredible Detail of Maori Carvings

The stunning and intricate carvings of the Maori tradition have to be seen to be believed. Ripe in symbolism, these beautiful pieces decorate houses and walls. Photo: James ShookDetail of wood carving from the ceremonial Māori war canoe Nagātokimatawhaorua The Maori people are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The word means

Maori carvings of New Zealand Kahuroa Kahungunu: 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.

Maori carvings of New Zealand Kahuroa Kahungunu: 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.

Image detail for -Taniwha is the Maori name for a water monster. Taniwha was often ...

maori designs taniwha - Google Search

maori designs taniwha - Google Search

New Zealand Maori Hei-Matau Bone Carving. The Hei-Matau or hook is a symbol of strength giving safety when traveling over water.  www.boneart.co.nz

Bone Matau (Fish Hooks)

These very stylized hand crafted New Zealand Maori fish hook bone carvings and pendants represent prosperity, abundance, fertility and strength. They are also seen as good luck charms, particularly for those traveling over water.Hei-Matau are symbols of power and authority which are held in great reverence by the Maori

Large Jade Maori Manaia by master carver Ross Crump.   www.boneart.co.nz

Ross Crump - Jade

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

Maori Art - Hei Tiki

Maori Art - Hei Tiki

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