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Carved Wooden Wakahuia, Weapons, Sculptures
& Framed Artworks

The Maori are master carvers in all sorts of native woods.
Native trees have been used to carve everything from the giant Waka or sea going canoes to totems, decorations for meeting houses and weapons right down to fine sacred vessels and spears for hunting birds or eels.

As some of these are large pieces the shipping rates will vary depending on size and weight. 
To check the shipping rates add the item to your shopping cart, choose your shipping method and click on the "Recalculate" button to display the shipping cost

A Special Note on Gift Boxes:
If you are not sure if a carving will fit in the box you intend to order drop us an email telling is which carving and box you want and we will let you know if it will fit.
don@boneart.co.nz
All pricing is in US$

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Small Presentation Boxes

Wakahuia with a modern twist. (Waka is the Maori term for canoe)
These small boxes are created using ply and veneers featuring native New Zealand Rimu and other local woods which have been oiled to show off the grain and give them a beautiful natural finish.
They feature complex inlays of native woods or Paua shell and are absolutely stunning in their quality and craftsmanship
They make a perfect box for your precious carvings and other small valuables.

Waka boxes available in three insert patterns
The bone carving shown as an example is not included

Waka Box

Waka Box (shown with Nikau Inlay/Cutout)
Waka boxes are available in three insert patterns

 

Large

Small

 
Outside Dimensions:
220mm x 60mm (8.6 x 2.3 inches)
Outside Dimensions:
190mm x 45mm (7.5 x 1.75 inches)
 
Inside Dimensions
185mm x 45mm (7.25 x 1.75 inches)
Inside Dimensions
155mm x 35mm (6.1 x 1.4 inches)

7.10al

$39
7.10as

$28
Nikau Palm Leaf Inlay
   
     
7.10bl

$39
7.10bs

$28
Koru Inlay
   
     
7.10cl

$39
7.10cs

$28
Frangipani Flower Inlay
   
Constructed from rings of native Rimu veneer (bone carving not included)

 


Hinged Lid Boxes

Gift Box

Hinged Lid Box with Kauri & Paua Shell Inlay/Cutout
Available in three insert patterns
140mm x 50mm (5.5 x 2 inches)
7.11al

$25
Frangipani Flower Inlay
 
   
7.11bl

$25
Pohutukawa Flower Inlay
 
   
7.11cl

$25
Silver Fern Leaf Inlay
 



Tiki Box
Large Tiki With Paua Shell Inlay Box
7.11F
145mm long x 80mm wide
(5.7 x 3.2 inches)
$55

 


Hexagonal Boxes

Kowhaiwhai Box
 
Heart Box
 
Fern Leaf Box
Kowhaiwhai Inlay
7.12a
Koru Heart Inlay
7.12b
Fern Leaf & Paua Shell Inlay
7.12c
82mm wide x 43mm high
(3.2 x 1.7 inches)
 
82mm wide x 43mm high
(3.2 x 1.7 inches)
 
82mm wide x 43mm high
(3.2 x 1.7 inches)
$36
 
$36
 
$40
 
 



Fern Leaf Box
Fern Leaf Cutout
7.12D
82mm wide x 43mm high
(3.2 x 1.7 inches)
$30



Fern Leaf Box

 



Slider Boxes

These small slider boxes with magnetic catches are not only ideal for carvings but are also the perfect size for business cards etc.

Wheku Box
Manaia box
Wheku
7.14d
Manaia Cutout
7.14b
101mm long x 77mm wide
(4 x 3 inches)
 
101mm long x 77mm wide
(4 x 3 inches)
$36
 
$34

 



 
Koru Paua Shell Inlay
7.14c
Weave Cutout
7.14a
101mm long x 77mm wide
(4 x 3 inches)
 
101mm long x 77mm wide
(4 x 3 inches)
$40
 
$34

 

 


Large Weave Box

A larger Remu veneer box with carved Kauri lid is ideal for
big carvings or even whole collections.
7.15
195mm long x 125mm wide
(7.5 x 5 inches)


$85

 


Wooden Pendants

  - Very Limited Stock Available -
  Hei-Matau Bone Carving   Hei-Matau Bone Carving
  Large Matau
B254c
Small Matau
B254d
Large Matau
B254e
Small Matau
B254f
  70mm Long
(2.75 Inches)
  55mm Long
(2.2 Inches)
  70mm Long
(2.75 Inches)
  55mm Long
(2.2 Inches)
  $65   $55   $65   $55
 
 
 
 
Wood & Bone



Extremely Limited Stock - All Available in Two Sizes
Large Maori Tiki Wood Carving
Large Maori Tiki Wood Carving
Large Maori Tiki Wood Carving
Carved in Totora   Carved in Black Maire   Carved in Green Kauri
Large Tiki
W014L
Medium Tiki
W014M
 
Large Tiki
W016L
Medium Tiki
W016M
 
Large Tiki
W015L
Medium Tiki
W015M
100mm Long
(4 inches)
 
80mm Long
(3.1 inches)
 
100mm Long
(4 inches)
 
80mm Long
(3.1 inches)
 
100mm Long
(4 inches)
 
80mm Long
(3.1 inches)
$95
 
$75
 
$95
 
$75
 
$95
 
$75
    Sold Out     Sold Out  

 

 

Wooden Matau Pendant

Large fully rounded thick hand carved wooden hooks.
These stunning sculptural pieces are designed to be worn but can also be used for display or even framed for a wall or desk
We can also custom make the bindings in black or natural and set the cord to any length required at no extra
charge so they fit perfectly.

 

Featured Artists Selection
Wooden Matau Pendant
new
Wooden Matau Pendant
 
Wooden Matau Pendant
new
Wooden Matau Pendant
Bound Wood Matau
W048
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Wood Matau
W043
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Large Wood Matau/Koru
W042
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Large Wood Matau
W020
60mm Long
(2.4 inches)
 
65mm Long
(2.6 inches)
 
65mm Long
(2.75 inches)
 
75mm Long
(3 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$75
 
$70
 
$75
 
$85
         
Check out more spectacular carvings in Wood in the featured artists galleries
Guest Artists Wood Carvings



Featured Artists Selection
Wooden Toki Pendant
new
Wooden Toki Pendant
Large Oak Toki
W035
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Large Cherry Toki
W036
105mm Long
(4.2 inches)
 
110mm Long
(4.3 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$65
 
$65
 
Check out more spectacular carvings in Wood in the
featured artists galleries

Guest Artists Wood Carvings



Featured Artists Selection
Wood and Deer Antler Matau Pendant
new
Wood and Deer Antler Matau Pendant
Large Wood and Bone Matau
B608
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Large Wood and Deer Antler Matau
B564
100mm Long
(4 inches)
 
110mm Long
(4.3 inches)
One Only Available
 
One Only Available
$85
 
$135
 
Check out more spectacular carvings in Wood in the
featured artists galleries

Guest Artists Wood Carvings



Featured Artists Selection
 
 
 
Matau
B122h
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Matau
B122f
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B122e
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B120b
60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
One Only Available   One Only Available   One Only Available   One Only Available
$60   $60   $60   $55
 
 
 
Bound Wood Hook
with Pearl Shell Barb
  Bound Wood Hook
with Pearl Shell Barb
  Bound Wood Hook
with Pearl Shell Barb
  Bound Wood Hook
with Bone Barb
Check out more spectacular carvings in Wood in the featured artists galleries
Guest Artists Wood Carvings



Waka

The Waka is commonly known as a war 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 is just the first part of the descriptive name so 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. 

Waka
Waka 7.16A
410mm Long (16.4 inches)
$115



 

Sculpted Wood Wall/Desk Art

Artworks with contemporary Maori designs each crafted and laser cut from many layers of plantation grown gabon to give an amazing full 3D form. These pieces boast super fine detail with pearl and paua shell inlays.
Mounted on a lightly toned backgrounds in custom glass covered deep shadow box frames and with the related stories and artisans profiles on the back.

They can be hung on a wall or can sit on a desk with the included stand

NOTE: The photos simply don't do these stunning pieces justice, they truly have to be seen to be believed.
The photos make them look flat when in fact they are full 3D forms, some can be over .75 inch thick

Wheku

Manaia

Framed Wheku
7.19B
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Framed Manaia
7.19A
222mm Long (8.75 inches)
 
222mm Long (8.75 inches)
$135
 
$135
 



Tiki

Matau

Framed Tiki
7.19C
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Framed Matau
7.19D
222mm Long (8.75 inches)
 
222mm Long (8.75 inches)
$135
 
$135
 



Manaia

 

Manaia

Small Framed Matau/Manaia
7.17A
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Small Framed Manaia
7.17B
160mm Long (6.3 inches)
 
222mm Long (8.75 inches)
$78
 
$78
 



Manaia

Tiki, Wheku & Manaia Set
7.18A

280mm Long (11 inches)
$155



Manaia

Large Tiki, Wheku & Manaia Set
7.18B

560mm Long (22 inches)
$335
This is a large item and must be shipped by courier.
Economy Courier cost for this size is US$45 Worldwide

 

Wall Tile Panels

Crafted from Rimu veneerboard, these striking and beautifully simple wall panels portray iconic New Zealand imagery with contemporary twist recessed deeply into the panel on a black background.
They can be hung on a wall, site on a desk with the included stand or even recessed into larger panels as feature tiles.

Koru Wall Art

Fern Wall Art

Koru
7.30A
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Fern Leaf
7.30B
300mm Long x 170mm Wide
(11.75 inches x 6.75 inches)
  300mm Long x 170mm Wide
(11.75 inches x 6.75 inches)
$65
 
$65
 



Flash Drives with Maple Cover

4GB flash drives with maple covers featuring traditional patterns and complete with detachable lanyards.
The cap includes a small magnet inside making it very easy to remove and replace the cap quickly.
The perfect mix of traditional and high tech.

Flash Drive

Flash Drive

4GB Flash Drive - Rua
7.31A
 
4GB Flash Drive - Toru
7.31B
58mm Long (2.25 inches)
 
58mm Long (2.25 inches)
$30
 
$30
 




Carved Wakahuia

These are sacred and ornately carved boxes which were used for storing valuables "Taonga" such as the feathers of the Huia bird worn on special ceremonial occasions.
They make a perfect traditional box for your precious carvings and other small valuables.
Carved from Tawa or Kauri.

WakahuiaWakahuia

Wakahuia
7.01a

- Outside Dimensions -
210mm Long (8.25 inches)
95mm Wide (3.75 inches)
85mm Tall (3.3 inches)
- Inside Compartment Dimensions -
165mm Long (6.5 inches)
70mm Wide (2.75 inches)
60mm Deep (2.3 inches)
$135



WakahuiaWakahuia

Wakahuia
7.01b

- Outside Dimensions -
210mm Long (8.25 inches)
95mm Wide (3.75 inches)
85mm Tall (3.3 inches)
- Inside Compartment Dimensions -
165mm Long (6.5 inches)
70mm Wide (2.75 inches)
60mm Deep (2.3 inches)
$135

 


Wakahuia

Pakati
Large Wakahuia (Pakati)
7.08

- Outside Dimensions -
380mm Long (15.2 inches)
140mm Wide (5.5 inches)
85mm Tall (3.3 inches)
- Inside Compartment Dimensions -
270mm Long (10.6 inches)
125mm Wide (4.8 inches)
50mm Deep (2 inches)
$430
Out of stock - Available on request with 14 day lead time

 


 

Carved Canoe Bailer

This is a traditional style canoe bailer with the unique Maori style forward facing handle that made it balance perfectly in the hand and also made it easy to use for long periods of time.
It also makes a great tray in which to store your precious things and can even be used as an ornate carry tray for small items at the table.
Carved from Tawa or Kauri.

Taiaha

Canoe Bailer
7.29

290mm Long x 15mm Wide x 100mm Deep
(11.5 inches Long x 6 inches Wide x 4 inches Deep)

$185


Carved Taiaha - Small

The Taiaha was one of the most formidable weapons of the tribal maori and was used in close hand to hand combat. The British colonial troops found out just how effective it was when facing the Maori warriors who were expert guerilla fighters.
The Taiaha is not a spear, it is in fact used more like a medieval fighting staff with a technique very similar to that used in martial arts.  It has a pointed blade at one end a flattened edge at the other, the full sized Taiaha is around 1.5 meters (5 feet) in length.
This is a small display piece modeled on a full size Taiaha and is complete with traditional binding and feather collar.

Taiaha

Small Taiaha
7.02

650mm Long (26 1/2 inches)
$85
Out Of Stock

Wahaika

The Wahaika is one of the three main forms of fighting club used by Maori warriors and was reserved for only the highest ranking and most respected fighters.  It is often given as a ceremonial piece on special occasions.

The carved figure on the edge represents either a sacred ancestor or the god of war.   The Wahaika was held so that the figure faced the warrior so it could see over his shoulder to protect his back.  The notch in the front edge of the blade was used to trap an enemy fighters weapon so that it could be twisted away from the body leaving the opponent open to a fatal blow.
These are full sized Wahaika

Wahaika

Wahaika

Wahaika
7.03
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Wahaika
7.03b
340mm Long (13.5 inches)
 
390mm Long (15.6 inches)
$105
 
$110
Out Of Stock
 

Patu

The Patu or Mere is one of the first fighting clubs used by Maori warriors and was often also carved in stone or  jade.
In a fight it is used a little like a knife in
with a stabbing or thrusting action so only the final blow was club like.
This stabbing motion meant that the strong bound wrist tether was extremely important to stop the fighters hand from sliding up the Patu with each thrust.
This is a full sized Patu

patu

Patu
7.04
310mm Long (12 inches)
$82
Out Of Stock

Kotiate

The violin shaped Kotiate is another of the fighting clubs used by Maori warriors and was sometimes also carved in stone or  jade.
Like all of the clubs it is used a little like a knife in
with a stabbing or thrusting action so only the final blow was club like.
The notches in the edges of the blade was used to trap an enemy fighters weapon so that it could be twisted away from the body leaving the opponent open to a fatal blow.
This is a full sized Kotiate

Kotiate

Kotiate
7.09
320mm Long (12.8 inches)
$87



Wall Hanging Wheku, Masks & Tiki

Traditional wall hanging carved masks or faces showing the Moko or facial tattoos worn by Maori Warriors.
These are often seen carved into the poles and panels around the great meeting houses

Wheku

Tiki

Parata

Wheku
7.20
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Tiki
7.23
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Parata or Upoko
7.22
260mm Long (10.25 inches)
 
270mm Long (10.6 inches)
 
170mm Long (6.75 inches)
$115
 
$110
 
$105
 
Out Of Stock
 





- Small Sculptures

Small sculptures machine carved from Genesis Kauri estimated at 40,000 years old with Paua shell inlays and mounted on black oval bases.
Unlike the large sculptures these small pieces are flat on the back.

 

Featured Artists Selection
Wooden Matau Pendant
Large Wood Matau
W050
180mm Tall
(7 inches)
One Only Available
$125
Check out more spectacular carvings in Wood in the featured artists galleries
Guest Artists Wood Carvings


Wheku
Twist
Tiki
Small Wheku
7.32A
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Small Twist
7.32B
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Small Tiki
7.32C
70mm Tall
(2.75 inches)
 
80mm Tall
(3.2 inches)
 
80mm Tall
(3.2 inches)
$30
 
$30
 
$30
 
 


Manaia
Matau
Small Manaia
7.32D
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Small Matau
7.32E
80mm Tall
(3.2 inches)
 
80mm Tall
(3.2 inches)
$30
 
$30
 

- Small Sculptures Framed

Small sculptures machine carved from Genesis Kauri estimated at 40,000 years old with Paua shell inlays framed with glass for the wall or the desk.
Traditional designs with a contemporary twist.

Wheku
Twist
Tiki
Small Wheku
7.33A
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Small Twist
7.33B
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Small Tiki
7.33C
165mm Long
(6.5 inches)
 
165mm Long
(6.5 inches)
 
165mm Long
(6.5 inches)
$65
 
$65
 
$65
 
 


- TekoTeko

Wooden figurines often seen on the columns and on top of the great meeting houses

TekoTeko
Tekoteko
Tekoteko
Large TekoTeko
7.07b
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Large TekoTeko
7.24
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Large TekoTeko
7.26
260mm Long
(10.25 inches)
 
255mm Long
(10 inches)
 
275mm Long
(10.8 inches)
$65
 
$70
 
$115
Out Of Stock
 
 




Tekoteko

Tekoteko

TekoTeko
7.27
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TekoTeko
7.25
170mm Long
(6.7 inches)
 
200xmm Long
(8 inches)
$45
 
$50
 

- Koru

Representing the opening of the new fern frond and meaning new life, new begging's and family bonds.
They make ideal gifts for someone starting a new life journey.
This Koru also makes a great corporate gift or award with room to add an engraved plate on the solid base.

Wooden Koru Sculpture
Large Koru Sculpture
7.28
240mm Tall
(9.4 inches)
$155

 


 

Also visit the featured artist galleries for more spectacular limited edition & one of a kind sculptures, weapons and musical instruments carved in exotic native woods.
go to: Featured wood carving artists galleries:

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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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