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Detail of Embedded Abalone Shell, Fireplace in Brockton Villa, La Jolla, California
The fireplace at Brockton Villa Restaurant in La Jolla, California, is embedded with dozens of abalone shells. The house was built in 1894, although this fireplace with its abalone decoration is dated to the 1920's.
Paua is a species of abalone (Haliotis Iris), it is only found in the sea around New Zealand. This marine mollusk eats seaweed and lives clinging to rocks at depths of 1-10 meters, normally along the shoreline. There is no other shell in the world that has the colour like Paua Shell colour that varies from greens & pinks to purples & blues and even some shells with gold or crimson tonings. The colour in the paua shell changes when viewed at different angles. This iridescence, similar to that…
A 300 year old ornamental Maori adze-head, made of Pounamu (Nephrite or Greenstone). Note the small hole drilled at the top for suspension on a fine cord worn around the neck. It was found in 1972 during archaeological excavations at Lagoon Flat, Claverley (Kaikoura coast).
The Moeraki Boulders, found on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s coast. The huge, gray, spherical stones formed in sediment on the sea floor 60 million years ago and were revealed by shoreline erosion. The boulders, some of which stand alone and some in clusters, can weigh several tons and measure 10 feet across. from Green Renaissance
Woman weaving a food basket (rourou or kono) from flax leaves, at Koroniti | National Library of New Zealand
Woman seated on a flax mat weaving a food basket (rourou or kono) from flax leaves at Koroniti. Photographed by James Ingram McDonald in 1921. Qua...
Pacific designs showcased
Shona Tawhiao will be doing her part to shine the spotlight on Pacific designers next month when she goes from her workshop in Avondale to the catwalks of London.
New Zealand Christmas Tree Pohutukawa Trees Maitai Bay Karikari Peninsula East Coast North Island | Photo, Information
Bright and colourful Pohutukawa Trees line the shores of a small cove at Maitai Bay along the Karikari Peninsula on the East Coast of the North Island in New Zealand. These trees are also called the New Zealand Christmas Tree.