Presenting a vintage hand carved wooden Maori Tiki box. This old example appears to have been produced as an early touristware piece for visitors to the iconic Buried Village archaeological site of Te Wairoa.The box is decorated with a Maori Tiki face carved to the top of the hinged lid. The Tiki has been very well carved with exceptional attention to detail and finished with inlaid paua shell to form the dazzling eyes. Finely carved intricate Maori designs adorn each side of the box with the engraved lettering "Buried Village" and "Kia Ora" running diagonally to opposing sides. This well crafted box has an appealing rich dark finish.
The timber has developed a pleasing mellow patina that only time can bring. This older piece has a wonderful feel and is an absolute joy to behold. EXCEPTIONAL VINTAGE HAND CARVED MAORI TIKI BOX. Presenting a stunning vintage hand carved wooden Maori Tiki box.This exceptional old example appears to have been. Produced as an early touristware piece for visitors to the iconic Buried Village archaeological site of. The box is beautifully decorated with a Maori Tiki face carved to the top of the hinged lid. The Tiki has been very well carved with exceptional attention to detail and beautifully finished with inlaid paua shell to form the dazzling eyes. SIZE: This piece measures approx 140mms in length x 100mms in width and stands 50mms tall.
CONDITION: This fabulous piece is presented in very good vintage condition with no big losses, cracks or repairs. Light signs of age including minor wear to the edges adds an appealing charm and character to this authentically vintage example. This box has been well cared for and presents spectacularly.
This superb example would make an outstanding addition to any Tiki or Maori art collection! A perfect gift idea for any Maori Tiki lover. We use PREMIUM grade packaging materials including:? High grade double sided bubble wrap?
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