There are a diverse collection of objects that represent the

culture and history of the Maori people of New Zealand. These artefacts vary in

type, style, and function, and include the following:

Weapons: Maori weapons were traditionally made from wood,

bone, and stone, and included clubs, spears, and weapons with serrated edges,

such as the patu and mere.

Carvings: Maori carvings are highly symbolic and often

depict stories and legends from Maori mythology. These carvings can be found on

buildings, canoes, and other objects, and are often intricately detailed.

Jewellery: Maori jewellery often features intricate designs

and is made from materials such as bone, stone, and shell. Pendants, earrings,

and bracelets are all common forms of Maori jewellery.

Taonga puoro (musical instruments): These are traditional

Maori musical instruments, such as the p?t?tara (conch shell trumpet) and the

k?auau (flute). Maori music is an important more...

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.

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These items have been sold, and the description, image and price are for reference purposes only.

Maori Weaving Peg, New Zealand. Incised with classic double…

Maori Weaving Peg with Double Figure Decoration

Maori Weaving Peg, New Zealand. Incised with classic double figure decoration. eyes inlaid with paua shell. Length 45 cm

A Maori Turuturu (weaving peg), late 19th/early 20th century,…

Maori Turuturu Weaving Peg, Late 19th/Early 20th Century

A Maori Turuturu (weaving peg), late 19th/early 20th century, the conical instrument of carved wood, with a rounded terminal, heavily decorated and pierced. 46.5 cm long

A pair of pre 19th century Maori Turuturu (weaving pegs). Both…

Pre-19th Century Maori Weaving Pegs

A pair of pre 19th century Maori Turuturu (weaving pegs). Both with knob above narrow necks. Tapered points. Length 58 cm and 43 cm