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Marakihau-style carving. The figure at the top is a marakihau, sometimes described as a sea taniwha.

Marakihau-style carving – Tangaroa – the sea

Black Jade Maori Toki

Bone Art Place, What's New - Bone, Jade & Pearl Shell Carvings

Ngai Tahu Pounamu Ngāi Tahu are therefore the kaitiaki of all South Island greenstone, the only known

Ngai Tahu Pounamu Ngāi Tahu are therefore the kaitiaki of all South Island greenstone, the only known

In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki.

In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki.

Uenuku (rainbow God) - In Māori mythology, Uenuku is the god of rainbows. He is particularly special to the Tainui Māori. Two rainbows.

Uenuku (rainbow God) - Picture of Paddy Cooper Art Gallery, Napier - TripAdvisor