Maori Carvings

The Maori have a long tradition of wood carving – it is an essential part of their culture. I loved the organic shapes and decided to try my hand:

2 thoughts on “Maori Carvings

  1. Really love your Maori carvings, quite beautiful, out of interest what wood did you use? I am a Maori living in ireland, so it is very nice to fall upon your site, cheers Michelle

  2. Thanks Michelle. As I recall, I just bought (maybe they were free even) offcuts at a local hardware store in Auckland. I think they were probably radiata pine. I did make a carving from some ancient Kauri, but I don’t have any photos posted of it. It is a beautiful wood, but hard to work with.

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