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Engraved Toki Drop Shane MacIntosh Greenstone Pounamu Jade Maori Necklace Pendant Aotearoa New Zealand #newzealand #aotearoa #maori

Engraved Toki Drop Shane MacIntosh Greenstone Pounamu Jade Maori Necklace Pendant Aotearoa New Zealand

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Carved Maori Axe Greenstone Our Maori Axe is made in New Zealand from New Zealand Greenstone & timber. The Belt Axe was traditionaly used in hand to hand close fighting. This replica shows the combination of Greenstone and Carving often used

40 greenstone carvings of founding figures of the Wari Empire  (A.D. 600 - 1.000)

These 40 greenstone carvings with distinctive dress and headgear are one of two such sets found in ceremonial caches in the Wari city of Pikillacta in Peru

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Hand Carved Maori Adze Toki Pou Tangata on Stand

Before the Europeans set foot in New Zealand warfare between Maori tribes was commonplace. From a young age male members of Maori tribes were educated in warfare and combat tactics.   Later on the British colonial troops would find out how fierce and powerful these experts in guerilla warfare were. Typical Maori weapons are the maripu, patu and taiaha.   On the photo a taiaha with greenstone jade spear point resembling the ever reoccurring tongue. This taiaha has a wood carving on the base.

Typical Maori weapons are the maripu, patu and taiaha. This is a talaha. I beleive even their weapons were works of art, which seem to me, to be some of the most intricate carvings of any culture in the world.

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I've always wanted a real one after spending time in Hawai'i and learning Maori dance

Kura gallery maori art design carving owen mapp. Beauty Paraoa (Whale Bone), would love to Hoatu to my Son.

Beauty Paraoa (Whale Bone), would love to Hoatu to my Son.

Pounamu (jade) tiki symbol necklaces by master carver Ewan Parker.  Much like the leprechaun of Ireland these little buddies sponsor luck and fortune among the Maori of New Zealand.

Pounamu (jade) tiki symbol necklaces by master carver Ewan Parker_Symbolizes Fertility & Childbirth