MAORI CARVING DESIGNS

Maori carvings can be found on their houses, boats, statues, and on the jewelry they make and wear. A Maori carving can be made from many different materials including greenstone (jade), bone, silver, and wood. For a great selection of pendants, necklaces, and other jewelry made with Maori carving designs visit The Bone Art Place. Below is a ...…

Design Meanings – NZ Pacific

Design Meanings 'Ahakoa he iti he pounamu' - although it is small it is a treasure! ... As these cultures developed, they began to record significant and important events in various art forms - wood carving, painting, weaving and, in the case of Māori, stone, jade and bone carving as well. ... The Manaia can be blended into many Maori designs ...…

Maori Designs and their spiritual meanings

The designs used in Maori artwork on sale here at ShopNZ.com ( necklaces, pendants, wood carvings, tattoo, etc) all carry a spiritual meaning. Early Maori did not have a written history, so their arts and crafts took on the role of being a record of spiritual values and beliefs, as well as a historical family record.…

Wood Art – The Bone Art Place

Wood carving is a sacred art form for Maori and is used not only for decorative works but also for carving the giant canoes called Waka, weapons, fish hooks or matau, wall art, sacred storage boxes known as Wakahuia and personal jewelry such as necklaces.…