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Hand carved Bone, Jade, Wood & Pearl shell pendants, carvings, gifts & art
from New Zealand & the Pacific

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Guest Pearl & Paua Shell Artists

 

These carvings are a mix of very traditional Pacific and contemporary styles by guest artists.
Here you will find stunning work in exotic Pacific Pearl and Paua shell

Many of these special carvings are unique 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 "designs" may be repeated but the colour, pattern and texture of the shell from which each is carved makes most pieces very unique.

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

All carvings are supplied complete with a traditional style cord & bag.
Most cords are hand made from platted natural or black waxed braid with a loop and carved toggle fitted. A woven flax presentation case and information on the meaning of the design is also included.
All cords and bindings can be changed to either black or natural on request at no extra charge.

Cords & Packing Detail

Fast airmail shipping worldwide is now from just US$6.95 for up to 5 pendants.
All pricing is in US$.

As many these carvings can never be replaced if lost in transit, we highly recommend choosing one of the courier delivery option.

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Bound Koru
P104
55mm Long
(2.25 inches)
One Only Available
$175

Photos can simply not do justice to these amazing pieces with their depth of colour which seems to shift and swirl around as the carvings are turned.


Manaia Bone Carving
   
Manaia
P101
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Koropepe
P102
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Manaia
P103
65mm Long
(2.5 inches)
 
70mm Long
(2.75 inches)
 
65mm Long
(2.5 inches)
$155
 
$235
 
$175

 

 
 
 
Large Matau
P129
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Large Matau
P122
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Large Matau
P126
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Large Shark Drop
P127
80mm Long
(3.1 inches)
 
85mm Long
(3.3 inches)
 
80mm Long
(3.1 inches)
 
75mm Long
(3 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$75
 
$65
 
$85
 
$75
 
 
 



 
Huge Toki
P124d
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Large Toki
P124f
80mm Long
(3.1 inches)
 
90mm Long
(3.5 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$140
 
$130
 

 

Large Bound Twist
P114
110mm Long
(4.25 inches)
One Only Available
$265

 

Large Polished New Zealand Paua Shells
Top quality whole Paua shells cleaned and beautifully polished
. Paua shells of this size and quality are extremely rare so stock is very limited.
Paua shell is used extensively in Maori art for decoration not only in bone carvings but also in the huge wooden sculptures, poles and beams found in meeting houses.
Paua are related to the Abalone but in the cold waters of the South Pacific they have developed thick shells that feature a stunning rainbow of bright iridescent blue, green, yellow and red colours.
No two shells are ever alike so there is a wide variation in colour and pattern between Paua even from the same location.
The colour is hidden underneath a thick crust of lime, seaweed, tube worms, barnacles and anemone so these shells have been cleaned, ground back and highly polished to show their true beauty.
They make great display pieces and stands for other small artworks or turned over they make exotic bowls, jewelry trays or even soap dishes and coin trays.

Large Polished Paua Shells
P120a
130mm to 145mm Long (approx)
(5.2 inches to 5.75 inches)
$42

 

Large breast plates and collars in black and gold pacific pearl.
When worn these amazing carvings make a real statement but they are also perfect as displace pieces or framed as art works.   Some of the black pearl pieces carved using the whole shell so retain the size and shape of the original deep ocean pacific pearl shell

 
Koru
P107
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Koru
P108
110mm Long
(4 1/4 inches)
 
100mm Long
(4 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$215
$165


Dolphins
P105
160mm Wide
(6 1/4 inches)
One Only Available
$275

 

 
Dolphins
P106
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Koru
P110
120mm Long
(4 3/4 inches)
 
110mm Long
(4 1/4 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$240
 
$225



Pacifica
P112
60mm Long
(2 1/2inches)
$65
 

 






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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All designs, images and text on this site are protected under NZ & international copyright to the respective artists and The Bone Art Place.
Please respect the hard work and skill our artists have put into creating these designs.
Copyright violations will be pursued to the fullest extent possible under international law.
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