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

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Other Pacific Pearl & Paua Carvings:

These pieces are a mixture traditional decorative styles along with some more contemporary designs. Many are based on Maori legend while some are modern designs inspired by ancient Maori styles with flowing lines, scrolls and soft forms. Some of these pendants and earrings are also based on Celtic or oriental designs.
Please note that due to the relatively thin nature of pearl shell in general and black pearl shell in particular, larger carvings may be quite flat on the back.

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

Earrings are supplied in a metal jewelry box
Fast airmail shipping worldwide is now just US$6.95 for up to 5 pendants.
All pricing is in US$.

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Very Limited Stock Available
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Turtle 10.10A
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Turtle 10.10B
Average Size
25mm Long
(1 inch)
 
Average Size
30mm Long
(1.25 inches)
$35
 
$35
 

Tiny Pearl Shell Turtles
These beautiful little pieces are all hand carved so vary a bit in size and colour.

They are supplied with cords but are just as nice on a your own chain or as a charm.

We have a few of each that are very small at around 20mm long (less than 0.75 inch) available on request.




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Large Toki
P125
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P124b
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P124c
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P124e
60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  50mm Long
(2 inches)
One Only Available   One Only Available   One Only Available   One Only Available
$75   $65   $65   $65
         
Check out more spectacular carvings in Pearl Shell in the featured artists galleries
Guest Artists Pearl Carvings

 

Mother of Pearl Carving
 
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Dragon 10.14
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Tails 10.17
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Manaia 10.18
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Waves 10.27
45mm Long
(1 3/4 inches)
 
35mm Long
(1 3/8 inches)
 
40mm Long
(1 1/2 inches)
 
35mm Wide
(1 3/8 inches)
$65
 
$55
 
$55
 
$50
Out Of Stock
 
Out Of Stock
 
Out Of Stock
 


     
As One 10.28
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Mana 10.29
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Layers 10.30
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Waves 10.31
35mm Wide
(1 3/8 inches)
 
35mm Wide
(1 3/8 inches)
 
40mm Long
(1 1/2 inches)
 
40mm Long
(1 1/2 inches)
$55
 
$45
 
$45
 
$45
 
Out Of Stock
 
Out Of Stock
 
Out Of Stock

 

 

 

 
Mask 10.44
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Freedom 10.46
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Manaia 10.47
65mm Wide
(2 1/2 inches)
 
45mm Long
(1 3/4 inches)
 
40mm Wide
(1 1/2 inches)
$80
 
$65
 
$70
Out Of Stock
 
Out Of Stock
 
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Black Pearl




 
Unity 10.85
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As One 10.86
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Whale 10.87
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Scarab 10.88a
40mm Long
(1 1/2 inches)
 
40mm Long
(1 1/2 inches)
 
25mm Long
(1 inch)
 
40mm Long
(1 1/2 inches)
$45
 
$60
 
$45
 
$55
Out Of Stock
 
 
Out Of Stock
 




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Large Fern Leaf
P130a
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P130b
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P130c
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P130d
75mm Long
(3 inches)
  75mm Long
(3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
Five Only Available   One Only Available   One Only Available   Five Only Available
$55   $60   $55   $55
     
Check out more spectacular carvings in Pearl Shell in the featured artists galleries
Guest Artists Pearl Carvings



Mother of Pearl Carving
Mana 10.29B
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Tails 10.17B
35mm Wide
(1 3/8 inches)
 
35mm Long
(1 3/8 inches)
$45
 
$55
Out Of Stock
 


Scarab 10.88b
25mm Long
(1 inch)
$45



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Large Tiki
P131a
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P131b
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P130e
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P132
60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  45mm Long
(1.75 inches)
One Only Available   One Only Available   One Only Available   Three Only Available
$75   $70   $55   $55
     
Check out more spectacular carvings in Pearl Shell in the featured artists galleries
Guest Artists Pearl Carvings


Large Polished New Zealand Paua Shells

Top quality whole Paua shells cleaned and beautifully polished.
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.
Note = Paua are a type of sea smail so unlike clams they consist of a single shell onlynot a hinged pair.

Large Polished Paua Shell
P120a
130mm to 145mm Long (approx)
(5.2 inches to 5.75 inches)
$48
Out Of Stock

 

 

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Featured Artists & Unique or Limited Edition Custom Carvings:

These are very special carvings are often spectacular unique or limited edition pieces in bone, pearl, wood or jade from guest artists and are not part of our normal range.

These often reclusive artists take their inspiration not only from Maori mythology but also from the many other cultures that now share our beautiful land. They also illustrate the deep respect these artists have for the natural and spiritual worlds.

As soon as each carving is sold it will be removed from our site permanently so check for updates often and be quick when you find one that you like, it may be your only chance!!

Each piece is crafted by hand so even if following the same design, no two pieces will ever be exactly the same. Unique pieces in bone and pearl can also be designed especially for you, telling your story through traditional styling and some may also include exotic inlays of shell or precious stones.


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