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linked koru pendant, Kerry Thompson (Maori) Kerry Thompson is a master of traditional wearable art. He is one of New Zealand’s best known and most skilled carvers with an unmistakable style that...
New Zealand Pounamu Small Mere with Black Cord
This is a very unique small jade mere. It has been hand carved by Mountain Jade carvers from a piece of jade which is mix of earthy tones, including yellows, greens and browns.
Whariki / woven mat (Maniapoto)
This whariki (woven mat) was made by Dame Rangimarie Hetet in 1963. Made from kiekie. Natural kiekie and dyed green kiekie (bush plant) have been used and woven to create the pattern, "Karu o te Whenua", also known as "Wahi Rua".
Extremely rare long Strike Patiti Paraoa (hatchet), the iron…
Extremely rare long Strike Patiti Paraoa (hatchet), the iron blade with no makers mark is of the type known to have been traded by the British navel contingencies during the early 19th century, the shaft is created from dense marine ivory, possible sperm whale, the use of such prestigious material suggests this was a weapon created for a warrior of great mana. Masterfully crafted the Patiti Paraoa was an extremely effective weapon against horse mounted opponents. A number of Gustavus von…
Pūrerehua (Bull Roarer) by Te Rangikāpiki Fraser, Māori artist (K130701)
Medium: tōtara, muka (New Zealand flax fibre), feathers (weka), MDF base. Size: 13 x 9.5 x 4.5 inches (on base). “The piece is a contemporary take on a traditional instrument which is usually made of one piece of timber. I’ve used two seperate bits of totara which gives a hollowed effect”.