DAVID TAYLOR NZ CARVED INLAID ENGRAVED SIGNED MAORI HEI MATAU KAUMOANA FISH HOOK. It measures 2.4" with a 1" width and has a three dimensional SCULPTED depth. EXCEPTIONAL DETAILED AND STRIKING CARVING WITH DEPICTIONS OF WHALES INLAID WITH IRIDESCENT PAUA SHELL.
AT THE TOP IS THE TINY HEAD OF THE NAVIGATOR - A SIGNATURE OF DAVE'S HEI MATAU HOOKS. Bound across the top onto a super strong hand braided cord with hand made NZ pounamu jade ADJUSTABLE BEADS to alter the length. It comes with my guarantee of authenticity. SIGNED DT on the top of the tiny head.
This art work is a homage to ancient Maori wood carving on the Waka (canoes) and sacred panels inside the Whare Nui (Maori meeting place). It is stained with Tanekaha wood stain. Authentic Pounamu Jade + Bone Carvings from Aotearoa New Zealand, the land of the Maori people and the inspiring scenery you saw in Lord of the Rings! All other buyers may choose this option if required. The item "DAVID TAYLOR NZ CARVED INLAID ENGRAVED SIGNED MAORI HEI MATAU KAUMOANA FISH HOOK" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "actonpark" and is located in North Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.