Guaranteed KAURI wood and PAUA shell. I was taught by a Master Carver in New Zealand. Item was designed by me from drawings I made of authentic Maori carvings in the Auckland, New Zealand Museum in 1966.
The piece is singed by me. SIZE: 9" X 6.75" X 1.25 approx. At thickest spot CONDITION: Excellent.
Item has been kept packed away and not displayed for decades. NOT MADE AS A TOURIST ITEM AND NEVER SO OFFERED FOR SALE. This is a TRUE and RARE Maori-style art piece carved in NZ. You may identify this as a UNIQUE and RARE ART-ITEM due to the QUALITY of the carving.
If you examine this piece, you will learn how to tell REAL Maori art from tourist items. THE CHISEL CUTS ARE MUCH DEEPER in the wood in authentic ART PIECES or ORIGINAL MAORI CARVING. The reason: SHARP and FREQUENTLY SHARPENNED quality tools take a lot of TIME to KEEP SHARP for quality deep carving. YOU WILL LOOK A LONG TIME FOR A BETTER QUALITY CARVING...... EVEN if you travel to New Zealand.
You are NEVER likely to see a better piece in the USA. The item "New Zealand Wood CARVING / Authentic Kauri wood / Wall Art" is in sale since Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands".
The seller is "acebear01" and is located in Buffalo, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Indonesia, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Croatia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.