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Comb based on a traditional Maori heru design. A technically demanding half-lap was used to join the different materials -- pohutakawa and bone.

Comb based on a traditional Maori heru design. A technically demanding half-lap was used to join the different materials -- pohutakawa and bone.

Maori Bone Heru Combs http://www.shopenzed.com/maori-bone-heru-combs-xidp785760.html

Maori Bone Heru Combs http://www.shopenzed.com/maori-bone-heru-combs-xidp785760.html

Maori, New Zealand, whale bone comb, 19th century or earlier, abelone shell eye insets. Exact region and maker unknown.

Maori, New Zealand, whale bone comb, century or earlier, abelone shell eye insets. Exact region and maker unknown.

20th century Maori whalebone Haircomb (Heru Iwi). Carved Mania figure with paua shell eye.

C Maori whalebone haircomb (Heru Iwi) of carved Mania figure with paua shell eye.

Maori Koru Bone Carving Pendant ~ The Koru is often intertwined with other forms such as twists and matau to tell a very special & powerful story.

Maori Koru Bone Carving Pendant ~ The Koru is often intertwined with other forms such as twists and matau to tell a very special powerful story.

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I can't find a piece of bone thick enough to have a go at carving something like this!

Maori Bone Carving Whale & Koru Necklace with Waxed Braid Cord - Symbol of Peace, Tranquility and Spirituality

Maori Bone Carving Whale & Koru Necklace with Waxed Braid Cord - Symbol of Peace, Tranquility and Spirituality

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