Beautiful bone jewelry, based on the Maori culture the bone carving, so the bone carving, is a very old art form of jewellery. Deeply rooted is this art in the culture of New Zealand indigenous people, the Maori. They carved their jewelry from the bones of whales that were stranded and died on its beaches. Today, the people of Maori tradition in this jewelry, carvings also kept called. However is in modern times most of the bones of cattle otherwise the huge need for souvenirs for tourists would be used, not to cover. But also many European shops and online stores now offer the drawn up after Maori jewellery from bones of cattle and water buffalo. The bone jewelry takes a beautiful shade that is reminiscent of honey, after some wear.
The Maori form a unit with the carving. The Maori are the various carvings of symbolic importance, they are based on their culture and their legends. The most famous symbol is “Hei Matau”, the hook. After an old legend,. fished the progenitor of the Maori called Maui, the North Island of New Zealand from the ocean, with a fishing hook. Hei Matau is Maori for the journey across the water for peace, strength and prosperity.
“Koru” symbolizes new beginning, growth, harmony, and future. Koru is a fern leaf, which grade goes up. “Twist” looks like an ubernander crossed eight and stands for friendship and ever lasting love. The most important for the Maori carving is “Manaia”, a human body, with the head of a bird. Usually, this symbol has three fingers that stand for birth, life and death. Sometimes, Manaia has a fourth finger, which stands for life after death. These various meanings make the jewelry also for Europeans so attractive, besides, he looks simply beautiful. SID Kroker