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 axe with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.

Nga waewae tapu - Maori exploration The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the demigod Māui, and below him, the two taniwha (supernatural creatures) of Wellington Harbour, Ngake and Whātaitai.

Kupe carving and tukutuku panel – Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

great graphic book illustration of volcanoes Te Tohunga – Wilhelm Dittmer 1907

great graphic book illustration of volcanoes Te Tohunga – Wilhelm Dittmer 1907

great graphic book illustration of volcanoes Te Tohunga – Wilhelm Dittmer 1907

great graphic book illustration of volcanoes Te Tohunga – Wilhelm Dittmer 1907

Te ao hurihuri (The changing world), tukutuku (woven wall panel), 2013, by James and Catherine Schuster, Te Rōpū Raranga

Te ao hurihuri (The changing world), tukutuku (woven wall panel), by James and Catherine Schuster, Te Rōpū Raranga

Wilhelm Dittmer - Te Tohunga 1907 - Hinenuitepo I love this book. The illustrations are excellent.

Discovered this book by complete accident whilst looking for something completely different and was hugely impressed by the quality of the illustrations.

Hei-tiki (pendant), early 19th century

Hei-tiki (pendant), early century Artist not identified New Zealand (Aotearoa) Pounamu (nephrite jade), paua shell (abalone haliotis), sealing wax Gift of Captain William Richardson, 1807 Accession Number:

Wilhelm Dittmer - Te Tohunga 1907 - Maui and the Creation of New Zealand

Wilhelm Dittmer - Te Tohunga 1907 - Maui and the Creation of New Zealand

Wilhelm Dittmer - Te Tohunga 1907 - Maui slows the Sun

Wilhelm Dittmer - Te Tohunga 1907 - Maui slows the Sun

Wilhelm Dittmer - Te Tohunga 1907 - te-tohunga

Discovered this book by complete accident whilst looking for something completely different and was hugely impressed by the quality of the illustrations.

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