New Zealand | Te Aho: a noted Waikato warrior | Charles Goldie (New Zealand history painter and portraitist; 1870 - 1947). Oil on Canvas. 1902

New Zealand | Te Aho: a noted Waikato warrior | Charles Goldie (New Zealand history painter and portraitist; 1870 - 1947). Oil on Canvas. 1902

Maori Carving - Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Maori Carving - Bay of Islands, New Zealand

fabulous pictures: KahuroaKahungunu - Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi. Incorporating an ancestor into the dwelling is a common architectural feature of the canoe and meeting houses.

fabulous pictures: KahuroaKahungunu - Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi. Incorporating an ancestor into the dwelling is a common architectural feature of the canoe and meeting houses.

Finch & Co - A Large New Zealand Maori Finely Carved ‘Pounamu’ Greenstone Breast Pendant ‘Hei-Tiki’

Finch & Co - A Large New Zealand Maori Finely Carved ‘Pounamu’ Greenstone Breast Pendant ‘Hei-Tiki’

Hei Tiki (pendant) Nephrite (pounamu) H: 10.5 cm New Zealand: Maori 18th century

Hei Tiki (pendant) Nephrite (pounamu) H: 10.5 cm New Zealand: Maori 18th century


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A RARE MAORI TAIAHA   18TH/19TH CENTURY   Of one piece of hardwood, comprising long flat blade (ate) widening towards the tip, and carved head (upoko) with short carved tongue (arero)  60½in (153.7cm) overall

A RARE MAORI TAIAHA 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of one piece of hardwood, comprising long flat blade (ate) widening towards the tip, and carved head (upoko) with short carved tongue (arero) 60½in (153.7cm) overall

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

Jade Drop Earrings

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

New Zealand | Maori Hei Tiki pendant | Whale bone | 19th - 20th century | Price on request

New Zealand | Maori Hei Tiki pendant | Whale bone | 19th - 20th century | Price on request

Maori peoples art - Hei Tiki - Nephrite, haliotis shell - Aotearoa/New Zealand

Maori peoples art - Hei Tiki - Nephrite, haliotis shell - Aotearoa/New Zealand

Wahaika Kotiate (hand weapon) - Whakairo Rākau - NZ Māori Art

Wahaika Kotiate (hand weapon) - Whakairo Rākau - NZ Māori Art

Two-handed weapons: taiaha – Mau rākau – Māori use of weaponry ...

Two-handed weapons: taiaha – Mau rākau – Māori use of weaponry ...

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor.  In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor. In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

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