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Sculpture

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

M05418 - Maori Hand-Carved Extra Large Waka Hoe - Canoe PaddleM05417 - Maori  Engraved Waka Hoe - Canoe PaddleM05416 - Maori  Hand-Carved Waka Hoe - Canoe Paddle
M05415 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Taurapa - Waka Stern Post on BaseM05414 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Taurapa - Waka Stern Post on Large BaseM05412 - Carved and Laser Engraved Large Waka (Maori War Canoe)
M05411 - Carved Small Waka (Maori War Canoe).M05410 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Waka (Canoe) on BaseM05409 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Pou Pou with Blank Bottom Area
M05408 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Matau - Fishhook on Large BaseM05407 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Matau - Fishhook on Large BaseM05406 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Disc on Large Base
M05405 - Maori Hand-Carved Weapon - Small WahaikaM05404 - Maori Hand-Carved Weapon - Small PatuM05403 - Maori Hand-Carved Weapon - Large Patu.
M05402 - Maori Hand-Carved Weapon - Large WahaikaM05401 - Maori Weapon - Rimu PatuM05400 - Maori Weapon - Rimu Patu
M05399 - Maori Weapon - Rimu PatuM05398 - Maori Weapon - Stained Rimu PatuM05397 - Maori Weapon - Stained Rimu Patu
M05396 - Maori Weapon - Stained Rimu PatuM05395 - TaiahaM05394 - Large Taiaha
M05393 - TaiahaM05099 - Maori Hand-Carved Koru's on Large BaseM05098 - Maori Hand-Carved Koru on a Large Base
M05097 - Maori Hand-Carved Toa - Warrior Profile on Large Base.M05096 - Maori Hand-Carved Maori Hand-Carved Small Phantom MaskM05095 - Maori Hand-Carved Maori Hand-Carved Small Phantom Mask
M05094 - Maori Hand-Carved Maori Hand-Carved Large Phantom Mask.M05093 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Mask Eyes Open on Large BaseM05092 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Mask Eyes Open
M05091 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Mask on Large BaseM05090 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Mask Free StandingM05089 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Mask Koruru on Large Base
M05088 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Mask KoruruM05086 - Maori Hand-Carved Xlarge Mask - WhekuM05085 - Maori Hand-Carved Mask Eyes Open - on a Large Base
M05084 - Maori Hand-Carved Mask Eyes OpenM05083 - Maori Hand-Carved Mask Eyes Closed - on BaseM05082 - Maori Hand-Carved Mask Eyes Closed
M05081 - Maori Hand-Carved Mask Eyes Closed - on BaseM05080 - Maori Hand-Carved Mask Eyes ClosedM05079 - Maori Hand-Carved Warrior Profile
M05078 - Maori Purerehua - Taonga Puoro - traditional Maori musical instrumentM05077 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Putatara (Maori Conch Shell Trumpet)M05076 - Maori Hand-Carved Koauau (Maori Flute) on Base
M05075 - Maori Hand-Carved Whare (Maori House) with ClockM05074 - Maori Hand-Carved Matau - Small Fish HookM05073 - Maori Hand-Carved Matau - Large Fish Hook
M05072 - Maori Hand-Carved Matau - Medium Fish HookM05071 - Maori Hand-Carved DiscM05070 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Disc
M05069 - Maori Hand-Carved Koru on BaseM05067 - Maori Hand-Carved Taonga Box with Rounded Lid - SmallM05066 - Maori Hand-Carved Taonga Box with Hinged Lid - Medium
M05065 - Maori Hand-Carved Taonga Box with Hinged Lid - SmallM05064 - Maori Hand-Carved Wakahuia Small - Traditional Huia Feather BoxM05063 - Maori Hand-Carved Wakahuia Large - Traditional Huia Feather Box
M05062 - Maori Hand-Carved Wakahuia Original - Traditional Huia Feather BoxM05060 - Maori Hand-Carved Pare (Door Lintel) White Wash FinishM05059 - Maori Hand-Carved Pare (Door Lintel)
M05058 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Toki Pou Tangata with Riverstone BladeM05057 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Toki Pou Tangata with Riverstone BladeM05056 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Toki Pou Tangata on Stand
M05055 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Toki Pou Tangata on StandM05054 - Maori Hand-Carved Pou Pou (Panel) SmallM05053 - Maori Hand-Carved Pou Pou (Panel) Medium
M05052 - Maori Hand-Carved Pou Pou (Panel) LargeM05051 - Maori Hand-Carved Pou Pou (Panel) LargeM05050 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Tiki Free Standing
M05049 - Maori Hand-Carved Small TikiM05048 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium TikiM05047 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Tiki
M05046 - Maori Hand-Carved Xtra Large TikiM05045 - Maori Hand-Carved Teko Teko TutanekaiM05044 - Maori Hand-Carved Teko Teko Hinemoa.
M05043 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Teko TekoM05042 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Teko Teko with TongueM05041 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Teko Teko with Mouth
M05040 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Teko Teko with GreenstoneM05039 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Teko Teko with GreenstoneM05038 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Teko Teko with Taiaha
M05037 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Teko Teko with Patu above HeadM05036 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Teko Teko  with TongueM05035 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Teko Teko with Greenstone
M05034 - Maori Hand-Carved Large Teko Teko with TongueM05033 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Teko Teko BasicM05032 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Teko Teko Flat
M05031 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Teko Teko with MokoM05030 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Teko TekoM05029 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Teko Teko
M05028 - Maori Hand-Carved Medium Teko TekoM05027 - Maori Hand-Carved Small Teko Teko SmallM05026 - Maori Hand-Carved Teko Teko with Patu on Large Base
M05025 - WahaikaM05024 - Putorino (Long Flute)M05023 - Putorino (Long Flute)
M05019 - MOKO Mask 
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