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Carving


The Maori are master carvers in all sorts of native woods.
Native trees have been used to carve everything like the giant Waka or sea going canoes which are nowadays still being used for the traditional ceremonies.

The Maori carvers also make beautiful decorations in their whare runanga (meeting house on the marae which is the meeting square). These wooden carved decorations are visible in the panels (poupou) , poles, ridgepoles (tahuhu), bargeboards (maihi), apex and the gable and the several upright carved wooden figures. Further they made wooden weapons right down to fine sacred vessels and spears for hunting birds or eels. Some of these wooden artefacts with special symbolism can be useful and functional as well as decorative. And will also be the perfect gift for someone special. Below you are welcome to find beautiful wood carvings of different Maori carvers. These woodcarvings are very suitable as a symbolic gift and can give the meaning behind your gift a unique and special extra value. By clicking on the images you will find the enlargements and symbolism behind the carvings as well as the number of the art work.
Please feel free to ask a noncommittal quote for these beautiful woodcarved Taonga (treasures) and surprise your (corporate) relation with a special gift from the far Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Noncommittal quotes info@matariki.nl

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M05019 - MOKO Mask 
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Maori Moko Mask