Learn about Maori Artifacts - Important Notice

Under the New Zealand Protected Objects Act 1975, administered by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture & Heritage, the sale, trade, export and ownership of some Maori artefact are regulated Objects over 50 years old that also have Maori cultural significance must be inspected by Ministry for Culture & Heritage, and if significant the object will be allocated a "Y" number, a unique identification number. Artefacts that have a Y number can only be purchased by those that are registered collectors with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. These collectors have a ‘registered number’. Y numbered artefacts cannot leave the country without written permission from the Ministry for Culture & Heritage. Those who are not registered collectors, and usually reside in New Zealand, can apply to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to become one. There are no restrictions on the purchase of Maori items that have no Y number or Pacific Island or other artefacts from around the world. As this site is a price guide, and does not offer items for sale, the Y numbers applicable to any items on this site are not displayed..

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A large and impressive argillite ridge back toki. Length 45 cm. Width 6.4 cm.

Toki of classic form. Length 16.5 cm. Width 6 cm. Y Reg pending

Large Toki. A good adze of early form with pecked butt leading to a sharp cutting edge. Early soft patina. Height 25.2 cm. Width 9.4 cm

Large Toki. Large, quad angulated form tapering to fine chipped blade. Length 19 cm. Width 5.5 cm

Greenstone Toki & Worked Pounamu Stone (3). Two early toki pounamu and a worked pounamu stone. Length 10.6 cm. Width 2 cm; Length 7.6 cm. Width 2.7 cm; Length 8.5 cm. Width 4.6 cm. Possibly from Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collec

Pre-Eurpoean Argillite Toki or Adze of Quadrangular shape. Length 21 cm

Toki Pounamu. kawakawa variety. Length 8 cm, together with a piece of polished pounamu

A replica toki poutangata by Hohepa Mokaraka, carved in the Northern style with figural heel, butt knob as a head, lashing with decorative feathers and set with a quadrangular pounamu blade. Provenance: Collection G.J Grace. Height 38 cm, blade length 16.5

A group of seven toki, Y16684, Y12997, Y16681, Y13070, Y13051, Y13068, Y13075. Length 14.5 cm max.

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (6)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (6)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (6)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (14)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (5)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (7)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (5)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (5)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (6)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (13)

Fine silver mounted toki. A traditional toki - adze blade with a silver plate collar, marks and inscription 'New Zealand knife'. Height 9.5 cm. Width 5.8 cm.

Large toki. Large, quadrangulated form tapering to fine flaked blade. Early weathered patina. Length 30.8 cm. Width 10 cm.

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (9)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (5)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (6)

Toki. Pecked finish with defined cutting edge. Length 19 cm. Width 8 cm.

Group of toki. Large group of early adzes. (5) length 16.5 cm. Width 7 cm. Length 14 cm. Width 6.1 cm. Length 8 cm. Width 5 cm. Length 12 cm. Width 5.5 cm. Length 7.5 cm. Width 4 cm.

Group of toki. Six adzes of classic form and of varying stone type. Length 8.4 cm. Width 5 cm. Length 17.8 cm. Width 5.4 cm. Length 20 cm. Width 6 cm. Length 8 cm. Width 5.2 cm. Length 12 cm. Width 5.2 cm. Length 10.5 cm. Width 5 cm.

Group of toki. Four adzes of classic form. Length 18 cm. Width 6.7 cm. Length 17.8 cm. Width 6.5 cm. Length 13 cm. Width 5.2 cm. Length 13.4 cm. Width 6.5 cm.

Large toki. Good large example in orthodox form with a pecked finish and smooth defined cutting edge. Length 23 cm. Width 6.4 cm.

Large toki. Very good example, pecked finish to end leading to a highly polished and refined body, with a sharp well defined cutting edge. Length 25 cm. Width 6.5 cm.

Toki pounamu. Side and top shows worked grooves, well defined blade edge. Variated colour. Length 13.6 cm. Width 6.6 cm

Toki pounamu. Worked grooves to one side, well defined blade edge. Length 8 cm. Width 6 cm.

Toki pounamu. Small and good example the side shows worked groove, well defined blade edge. Inscription to top. Private collection, New Zealand .

Toki pounamu. Flaked at top, midsection shows worked grooves to each side. Well defined blade edge, variating colour. Length 9.3 cm. Width 5.9 cm

Toki pounamu. Side showing worked grooves, well defined blade edge. Variations of light to dark green pounamu. Length 17.5 cm. Width 8 cm

Toki pounamu. Flattened rectangular form, with a weathered patina. Length 14.4 cm. Width 6.8 cm

Toki pounamu. Rectangular form with bevelled cutting edge, overall smooth finish. Length 13 cm. Width 5.5 cm

Hafted adze black stone adze, tightly woven fibre binding to a cylindrical shaft, mid-brown well-used patina. Height 42 cm. Width 20 cm

Hafted adze, fine example, green stone adze, tightly bound with cane and plaited orchid fibre to a wooden shaft. Rich well-used patina. Height 55 cm. Width 39 cm

Clam shell adzes (3), of traditional form. Collected 1950. Length 12 cm. Width 5 cm length 9 cm. Width 6 cm. Length 7 cm. Width 2 cm

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