Fish hooks from New Zealand

The Maori tradition of bone carving goes back centuries to a time when whaling was a way of life, and mankind was in balance with nature. The Maori only use bone from whales that have unfortunately been beached and died on New Zealand's rugged coasts. With unsurpassed craftsmanship, our carvers, have produced in bone some of the beautiful and meaningful images from the Maori culture. These pieces have been so successful that they are very popular for the tourist as well as the local.

Bone artwork has a very special feel about it, unlike anything else you will ever experience. Its milky white appearance and soft flowing lines are just the start. It is soft and warm to the touch yet the finish is like polished glass, it seems to blend with your body and become a part of you, especially when worn against your skin. Over a period of time the carving absorbs oils from your skin and changes color to a very light honey gold. The Maori believe this to be the carving taking on some of your spirituality or essence and thus truly becoming a part of the wearer.

Fish hooks-  Bring Good luck & Prosperity
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This carving integrates the Koru pattern into its design. The Koru represents a new 
beginning or re-birth, and is derived from the new shoots of the New Zealand fern (

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Some of the below designs might be duplicates of the ones above.
Some of the designs are not in stock currently but can be ordered
and in stock within 7-10 days & shipped to you.  Just let me know
which ones you might want by the number of the design & I'll order it.

I also have this tiki totem design, here's a pic of the front & back
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I had this special bone pendant made for 
a Dave Matthews Band Fan, it is a Dancing 8.

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and I have some in stock now.

E-mail me about orders, or fill out the order form - there's a link below.


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