We have a large range of hand carved designs made from Bone, Jade and Horn, from traditional Maori Carving styles to more contemporary designs. Our more traditional carvings all have a meaning behind their design, such as the Koru, meaning new life or the hei matau (more commonly known as the fish hook) symbolizing strength and properity.
In lieu of a written language, the pre-European Maori focused on both oral tradtions and creative art forms adapted from their natural enviroment. Tribal history was passed on through forms of fine arts and crafts. One of which was carving Bone and Jade into pendants.
The jewellery is as popular with locals who identify withe the designs as symbols fo New Zealand as it is with overseas visitors