Whai Manu • Eagle Ray by Todd Couper, Māori artist (K110901)
Medium: tōtara, kauri, pāua (New Zealand abalone), brass rod. Size: 4 x 32 x 23 inches. In one account of Māori mythology, the Eagle Ray along with other notorious creatures, such as sharks and other rays, were said to have been the children of an ancestor named Punga. Punga was a son of Tangaroa (god of the sea) and had two sons, Ikatere (swimming fish) and Tū-te-wehiwehi (fear and awe).
North West American Native Art
Preston Singletary Preston Singletary’s artistic direction shifted in the early 1990’s to re-connecting with his Native American influences and his Tlingit roots. North Pacific Coast artists such as Joe Brown gave him guidance to integrate spiritual and cultural aspects into his designs and delve into his ancestral past. Southwest Native symbols, animal spirits, icons, sacred motifs, supernatural beings and transformative themes became a focal point in his art. His interest in the…
Maori carvings of New Zealand Kahuroa Kahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.
Made this leather shoulderbag, ofcourse with my own design and glass bead eyes! Made of natural tanned leather, Italian silverglass and handtooled by Jeweleeches Vivian Hebing! Do you want to see more of my work, you can find me on Facebook, Youtube or Etsy too! On Youtube you can see my tutorial video's!
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