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Wakahuia (Gift Boxes)

We Are Temporarily Closed Due To The Covid-19 Crisis
We will be back as soon as possible.

Feel free to browse our gallery and talk to us by email
however no orders will be accepted or shipped
until our government lifts the nationwide lockdown

If you would like a piece reserved for you
Email Don at  
He will notify you as soon as we can accept orders again.

Stay safe and stay healthy.
Don, Heather and the Bone Art Place Team

Wakahuia are sacred carved wooden storage boxes in which are kept very special and precious items and gifts. In ancient times they were often used to store the feathers of the Huia bird which were worn on only the most special of occasions. 
In this gallery you will find a wide range of traditional New Zealand Maori and contemporary styled Wakahua or gift boxes.  
These pieces are a mix of hand and machine crafted solid wood as well as modern laser cut designs.

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.