|MOKO Mask - M05112|
|Carved wooden Moko Mask.
Beautifully handcarved Wood Carving. Made from swampfallen Matai, native timber of Aotearoa. Stained , size 450 mm x 290 mm.The artists rendition of Rangis (Ranginui Sky Father) sadness after the separation between him and Papatuanuku (Earth Mother).The Maori legend tells that separation of Ranginui and Papatuanuku was necessary for the creation of our world but the grief and sadness at being separated is still witnessed today. Ranginuis tears still fall in the form of rain and Papatuanuku s tears are manifested in the mist.