ToaCarving

Hand carved Tribal Bone pendants

Bamberg, Germany · 29 Sales

ToaCarving

Hand carved Tribal Bone pendants

Bamberg, Germany 29 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Kia Ora,
Welcome to my shop, Here I offer my handmade Tribal Bone pendants and carvings based on the cultural designs of the New Zealand Maori with my own stylized twist and creativeness, each piece is carved by a me(Marcus) a New Zealand born Maori artist.
I carve many different pieces and designs, they are mostly based on elements found in Maori art form, the flowing lines to represent those found in nature and all around us as well as mythological guardians of the Sky,Earth and Sea each one has its own essence and Mana(pride,spirit).
Now for a little history on the Maori:

The Maori expressed their stories, legends and desires according to their carvings each form has a symbolic character. A Taonga(treasure) was normally passed down to future generations in the belief that the wearer's spirit was contained in the piece.

I hope you find a Taonga that will be a part of you.
If you have any questions about any of my pieces please feel free to contact me.
If you like you can see more of my work on my website www.toacarving.weebly.com

Kia mau ki to Maoritanga
Never forget your culture

All carvings are made from 100% beef bone unless other wise stated.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MOST OF THE INEXPENSIVE BONE CARVINGS YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET ARE MASS PRODUCED. THESE ARE TRADITIONAL ONE OF A KIND CARVINGS BY A MASTER CARVER ENTIRELY HAND MADE BY A NEW ZEALAND MAORI ARTIST - THE PRICE REFLECTS THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT HAS GONE INTO THIS CARVING AND THE UNIQUENESS OF IT.

Announcement

Kia Ora,
Welcome to my shop, Here I offer my handmade Tribal Bone pendants and carvings based on the cultural designs of the New Zealand Maori with my own stylized twist and creativeness, each piece is carved by a me(Marcus) a New Zealand born Maori artist.
I carve many different pieces and designs, they are mostly based on elements found in Maori art form, the flowing lines to represent those found in nature and all around us as well as mythological guardians of the Sky,Earth and Sea each one has its own essence and Mana(pride,spirit).
Now for a little history on the Maori:

The Maori expressed their stories, legends and desires according to their carvings each form has a symbolic character. A Taonga(treasure) was normally passed down to future generations in the belief that the wearer's spirit was contained in the piece.

I hope you find a Taonga that will be a part of you.
If you have any questions about any of my pieces please feel free to contact me.
If you like you can see more of my work on my website www.toacarving.weebly.com

Kia mau ki to Maoritanga
Never forget your culture

All carvings are made from 100% beef bone unless other wise stated.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MOST OF THE INEXPENSIVE BONE CARVINGS YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET ARE MASS PRODUCED. THESE ARE TRADITIONAL ONE OF A KIND CARVINGS BY A MASTER CARVER ENTIRELY HAND MADE BY A NEW ZEALAND MAORI ARTIST - THE PRICE REFLECTS THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT HAS GONE INTO THIS CARVING AND THE UNIQUENESS OF IT.

Marcus Gaylor

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Marcus Gaylor

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Anonymous on Oct 30, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Very cool! Bought for my husband for Christmas and I know he'll love it!!

Anonymous on Apr 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Marcus for this great piece of custom work, did everything he could to accommodate my requests, look forward to wearing it for a long time.

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Keeping my culture alive:)

It has taken me many years to get my shop, tools, and the skills together for me to proudly call myself a bone carver.
After moving to Germany with my wife I felt as if I needed to re connect with my New Zealand Pacific roots and started designing and creating bone pendants,my shop as well as my skills as a carver have grown and with the help of Etsy will continue to do so.

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