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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 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

The Review (2010)RUEBEN PATERSON

The Review (2010)RUEBEN PATERSON

Medium: tōtara, granite base. Size: 19 x 2.5 x 2 inches (incl. base). The Pīwakawaka or Fantail is one of New Zealand's smaller native birds and as its name suggests has tail feathers that splay out in the shape of a fan. This gives the Fantail its distinctive flying style of very short bursts of speed and swift turns with acute accuracy, enabling it to chase and catch the tiniest of insects.

Medium: tōtara, granite base. Size: 19 x 2.5 x 2 inches (incl. base). The Pīwakawaka or Fantail is one of New Zealand's smaller native birds and as its name suggests has tail feathers that splay out in the shape of a fan. This gives the Fantail its distinctive flying style of very short bursts of speed and swift turns with acute accuracy, enabling it to chase and catch the tiniest of insects.

Medium: tōtara, granite base. Size: 17.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (incl. base). The Pekapeka is New Zealand's only native land mammal. There are two species of Pekapeka which are the Long Tailed and Lesser Short Tailed Bat.

Medium: tōtara, granite base. Size: 17.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (incl. base). The Pekapeka is New Zealand's only native land mammal. There are two species of Pekapeka which are the Long Tailed and Lesser Short Tailed Bat.

Ora • Alive by Roi Toia, Māori artist (FUSION-37)

Ora • Alive by Roi Toia, Māori artist (FUSION-37)