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Uncompromising in quality and uniquely Māori 

Āhua brings you a wide-ranging collection of taonga Māori from our Master carvers and weavers, alongside Māori artists and practitioners throughout Aotearoa.

New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts dedicated Exhibition Gallery for all the taonga created within the Wananga. Beautiful works of arts from our National Schools and Graduated Artists are displayed for your veiwing pleasure.  Visit Te Puia and participate in a Guided Experience - Tē Ra and you will get to visit the schools where all the action happens before visiting our very special Āhua Gallery. 

Whats even better, you can request a tailor made taonga! Visit our Commission a Project at NZMACI.  From sentimental whānau pieces to significant commissioned projects, NZMACI can design, create and deliver your taonga.

If you would like to know some more about our Tumu (Head of Schools) and Pouako (Tutors) please visit our Artists page.

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Kete Whakairo - 4643MP

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 300mm x 240mm x 55mm
$480.00

Kete Whakairo - 4647MP

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 350mm x 255mm x 80mm
$530.00

Kete Whakairo - 5059AY

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 320mm x 220mm
$590.00

Pākē - 4609MP

Pākē are (rain capes) - practical, everyday garments made by attaching hundreds of leaf strips, called Harakeke (NZ Flax) to a woven foundation. The harakeke channeled off the rain. This pākē has been fashioned with strands of muka or fibre within the Flax.

Artist description:

This particular pākē is more about the resource used than the patterns displayed.

I wanted to showcase the natural beauty of the ‘spotted’ and ‘discoloured’ harakeke and muka or in some sense ‘decolonise the mind’ when it comes to the expectations of raranga/whatu.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 730mm x 520mm
$3,300.00

Papahou - 2648DH

Papahou are predominantly made to house small, treasured belongings and were historically owned by people of high standing within their tribe. Papahou were highly prized and carefully treasured as they were passed between generations as heirlooms.

Material: Tōtara

Measurements: 405mm x 130mm x 100mm
$3,500.00

Kete Pingao - 2427ML

Pingao (Pikao) has a strong cultural, spiritual, and traditional significance to Māori. It has legends associated with it and is highly prized as a weaving material.

Material: Pingao & Muka

Measurements: 170mm x 120mm
$620.00

Toki - 5403KH

The toki pendent is based on the form of the carving chisel used in whakairo (Māori carving).

Material: Onewa (NZ Greywacke)

Measurements: 86mm x 19mm x 10mm
$390.00

Whakakai Earrings - 4969IR

Material: Pounamu

Measurements: 25mm x 8mm
$150.00

Toki - 4525IA

The toki pendent is based on the form of the carving chisel used in whakairo (Māori carving).

Material: Pounamu (Kawakawa)

Measurements: 60mm x 21mm x 7mm
$390.00

Toki - 4526IA

The toki pendent is based on the form of the carving chisel used in whakairo (Māori carving).

Material: Pounamu (Kawakawa)

Measurements: 61mm x 23mm x 7mm
$390.00

Toki - 4527IA

The toki pendent is based on the form of the carving chisel used in whakairo (Māori carving).

Material: Pounamu (Kawakawa)

Measurements: 60mm x 22mm x 7mm
$420.00

Pūkaea - 2021TH

The pūkaea was the largest of the Māori trumpets, ranging in size from one metre (3.2ft) to over two meters (3.4ft) in length. They were made in two pieces and bound together with the roots of the kiekie (climber). Many pūkaea were carved and they often belonged to the chief of a tribe. They were typically used to call the tribe together.

Material: Tōtara

Measurements: 1110mm x 75mm x 50mm
$5,900.00