Sculpture - Large Wooden Matau-Contemporary Korowai Designs

Sculpture - Large Wooden Matau

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A large wooden traditional Maori style Matau and Manaia sculpture created in Rotorua, New Zealand.

This amazing double sided sculpture features stunning fine detail, Paua and Pearl shell inlays, traditional bindings, feathers and includes a description of the meaning of the carving.

A traditional style carved Matau created with a modern twist and techniques .  It is created using many individual layers of wood veneer which is laser cut and engraved then hand assembled by the artist giving a fully rounded 3D sculptural and layered form.

This piece is ideal as a trophy or large display piece.
It is supplied folded flat in a very nice box with cut foam padding for easy presentation and shipping.
The base is large enough to attached an engraved plaque if desired.

310mm Tall (12.2 Inches)

The Matau is said to represents the strength and determination of a natural leader and provides protection when traveling over water. 
It can be seen blended into many Maori designs to depict its different powers. In this case it is the Manaia which is a messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. It is also a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.

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