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Antipodart's Shop Announcement

Welcome to my store. I am Santi from Barcelona. A few years ago I fell in love with a wonderful woman who came to my city on vacation to explore its wonders and in search of inspiration for her art. She is from New Zealand, which is where my story of carving bone and Jade (precious stone, usually green, found in very few places in the world, New Zealand is one of them) begins.

During a visit to New Zealand I was amazed with the Maori art I saw. For those who do not know, the Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They make spectacular designs in bone and Jade (Greenstone) and sell them as wonderful jewellery. Their designs have been passed on through generations and hold very significant meanings. It is very typical to see people in New Zealand with a necklace made of bone or Jade.

My art is my unique vision inspired from this special Maori Polynesian art. Each piece is of my own design and completely handmade. Thank you for visiting. I hope you like my designs.