All of these Products have been hand-carved by master-carvers in Rotorua.
Masks are usually mounted on the gables of meeting houses and are referred to as "the guardian of the house".
Maori Hand-Carved Tiki
All of these products have been hand-carved by master-carvers in Rotorua.
The tiki in Maori mythology, is the symbol of new life.
Other Maori Woodcarvings
We have many other Maori wood-carvings available in our range, which we have not categorised.
Pou Pou (Maori Hand-Carved Panels)
All these products have been hand-carved by master-carvers in Rotorua.
Pou pou are carved to depict Maori ancestors and to tell tribal stories. They usually line the walls of meeting houses.
Teko Teko (Maori Hand-Carved Figures)
The teko teko is a carved representation of Maori tribal ancestors and is found in and around meeting houses. These figures also represent guardianship and protection.
Toki (Maori Hand-Carved Axe and Adzes)
The toki pou tangata is an adze of chiefly rank, which was used on ceremonial occasions as well as in warfare. Normal adzes (toki) were the most common tools used by Maori to work timber & shaping canoes
Wakahuia (Maori Hand-Carved Feather Box)
Wakahuia were used by Maori as containers for valued personal possessions such as short jade clubs and wooden flutes.