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..
A 19th century Maori carved tokotoko (walking stick), attributed to Tene Waitere (1854-1931), four stylised carved and pierced figures, to majority of shaft, paua inset eyes, fine linial and notch highlights, the handle as a stylised albatross head, plain
Fine tokotoko, by Jacob William Heberley (1849-1906) Te Ati AWA Wellington descent, the gentle tapering shaft carved with a figure to the upper section holding a mere and with crescent shaped paua shell eyes, the shaft decorated with haehae and pataki notc
Fine tokotoko, by Jacob William Heberley (1849-1906) Te Ati AWA Wellington descent, the gentle tapering shaft carved with a figure to the upper section holding a mere and with crescent shaped paua shell eyes, the shaft and knobbed handle decorated with a f
Fine tokotoko, long cylindrical shaft, three distinctive manaia heads at top, bottom and middle, with strong facial features, inlaid paua shell eyes and spiral design to cheeks and forehead. Resolved triple haehae and dogtooth notching throughout the shaft
Fine tokotoko, carved with a highly stylised male figure, standing in full relief and surmounting a manaia head the figure with naturalistic tattooed head and bone-inlaid eyes extends into a curved handle terminating in a stylised bird form manaia with pau
An early 20th century carved Maori tokotoko (walking stick) with bone handle carved in the round with three male figures facing both ways. Large paua inlaid eyes. Length 89 cm. Belonged to Mr Albert George Holland, one of the seven Maori Land Court judges
An old Maori carved toko toko (walking stick), the fine shaft with all over rauponga and geometric patterns, a lizard crawling to the stylised mask at the top with a short protruding branch handle. Length 87.8 cm. Provenance; Found in a drained swamp near
Carved walking stick, a superb example with rounded top above a finely carved chiefly figure holding a paua shell mere and enveloped in a cloak. h'h' dog tooth and lineal decoration to shaft. Length 90.5 cm. Width 4.5 cm
tokotoko - Maori orator's staff, softly carved complex interlocking triple h'h' style with dragon tooth notching throughout. Three finely carved and highly detailed Mania with diamond formed paua inlay eyes. Well balanced with deep rich patina. 19th centur
Tokotoko, finely carved triple lined h'h' and dragon tooth notching in complex interlocking patterns. Mania in mid section. Handle guarded by tiki figure with hands in mouth indicating a right to speak on the mar'. 20th century. Length 84.5 cm.
Maori carved walking stick, carved from rimu with Koputa (Albatross) detail leading the handle. Body of the stick offers repeated ancestral figures. 20th century. Provenance: Zanesville Museum of Art. Length 88.8 cm.
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