Framed Kiwiana with Bone Carvings
These popular New Zealand in a frame art works are set off with a bone carving.
Adapted from triptych by Keiko Pogoni
NZ Flax with Pikorua
The Pikorua refers to eternal emerging paths in life. The twist symbolises the strength of the bond between two people, their loyalty and friendship.
Nikau with Koru.
The Koru depicts new beginnings, growth & harmony. Early Maori saw the lifecycle of the similar to that of man. The tight koru depicts a baby. As the child matures, so does the Koru, slowly unfolding into adulthood.
Pohutukawa with Manaia.
The Manaia is a supernatural being, a guardian to ward off danger and frighten away intruders. It has the head of a bird, body of man and tail of a fish. This represents the sky, the earth and the sea and the balance in-between.
Approximate measurements: 31 x 17.5 cm