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Featured Artist:

Kelvyn Anderson

Kelvyn's work is based on very old artifacts and cave drawings which often predate Maori settlement by thousands of years so they have a very raw chunky feel to them.
Prior to the Maori the Moriori settled the Chatham Islands and some also lived on mainland Aotearoa.
The small mainland tribes were wiped out by the Maori and now very few part descendants still live in the Chathams so it is a rapidly dying race.  Researcher Michael King has written about early Maori and Moriori and illustrated their cave art and carvings in detail. Kelvyn and his close friend artist Theo Schoon have together spent countless hours drawing and researching ancient Aotearoa rock art
and this research has formed the basis for Kelvyn's amazing works in Pounamu.  Most of his carvings are faithful representation of ancient Maori and Moriori artifacts and art.

*** Stock clearance specials in this gallery ***

These special carvings are mostly custom or limited edition pieces that will not be repeated on our site and therefore do not appear in our stock catalogue. Some of the basic "designs" may be repeated but the colour, pattern and texture of the special jades from which each is carved makes most pieces very unique.

Once each piece sells it will be removed from our site permanently.

Please Note - Some examples on the jade pages show the carvings with a degree of back lighting to illustrate their luminosity.
This is how they look when held up to a light so they may appear a darker shade of green when held in the hand or worn against the skin.

All carvings are supplied complete with a traditional style cord & bag.
Most cords are hand made from black waxed braid with a loop and bone toggle fitted. A woven flax presentation case and information on the meaning of the design is also included.
Cords & Packing Detail

Fast airmail shipping worldwide is now just US$6.95 for up to 5 pendants.
All pricing is in US$.
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As these very special carvings can never be replaced if lost in transit, we highly recommend choosing the courier delivery option.

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Thermal Mud Pool
KA033
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Thermal Mud Pool
KA035
55mm Long
(2.2 inches)
 
75mm Long
(3 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$335
 
$395
 

 

Cave Art
KA029
80mm Long
(3.2 inches)
One Only Available
$1685



Cave Art
KA030
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Large Flower Jade Concave Disc
KA032
70mm Long
(2.75 inches)
 
70mm Long
(2.75 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$1635
 
$315
     




 
Mere Harakeke
KA019
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Toki Twist
KA026
50mm Long
(2 inches)
 
60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
Five Only Available
 
One Only Available
$125
 
$185
 
Now Only
US$85
 
Now Only
US$135



Large Waka
KA002
115mm Long
(4.5 inches)
Two Only Available
$230

The Waka is commonly known as a canoe but in reality Waka means "Sacred Vessel"
The Maori long canoes were very sacred and carried the spirits of the warriors and chiefs who carved and used them. 
Waka or carved wooden containers were also used for storing sacred items such as ceremonial
Huia feathers "Wakahuia" bone needles and spear tips, and carvings
The great war canoes are actually WakaTaua, outrigger canoes are WakaAma,
Ocean going canoes are WakaTete and your true home or place of origin is Wakaianga. 
The abstract canoe shaped Waka that Kelvyn carves represent a sacred vessel for the
spirit when touched, gifted or worn by family and friends.  It is a way of having part of the spirit of a loved
one with you when you are away from that person and the canoe shape itself also represents travel.




Origins
KA027
260mm high (10.25 inches)
Weight = 2.7kg ( 5.95 pounds)
One Only Available
$3250
Now Only $2025
A large freestanding sculpture is a very detailed yet powerful piece.  It is a representation of the primordial soup with all the worms and other original life forms interlocked and starting the creative process that leads the multitude of life forms that exist today, including man.



Puzzled
(Our Sacred Land)
KA028

375mm high (15 inches)
Weight = 4.7kg (10.36 pounds)

One Only Available
$5850
Now Only $3950
A large freestanding sculptural abstract representation of the complexity and interaction between all the elements in nature over the millennia of evolution, every one of which is locked into and dependant on the other.  It is expressed in the form of a fossil with pieces of natures puzzle captured in the most ancient and sacred of stones.



Presentation Boxes (Wakahuia)
Available in several styles and sizes are the perfect finishing touch for these carvings

These can be found in our Wood & Wood Carvings section HERE

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Please respect the hard work and skill our artists have put into creating these designs.
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