Maori design carvings

bone carvings



Tangaroa, Maori design bone carvings


Tangaroa is the guardian of the ocean, known for his power and protection over the oceans.

Tangaroa is one of the children of Ranginui (the Sky Father) and Papatuanuku (the Earth Mother).

Themes in Maori creation myths:

Te Pō (night, darkness)
Te Ata (dawn)
Te Ao (light, world)
Te Ao-tū-roa (longstanding world)
Te Ao Mārama (world of light).
'silver fern' bone carvings,





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