Leather and Wood carvings design ideas
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).
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.
Medium: kauri, rātā base. Size: 15 x 7 x 3.25 inches (incl. base). This simple hook form can symbolize the profound connections Māoridom has with the sea, as a source of food, a provider of raw materials and the binding element linking Māori to their homeland of Hawaiki. Strongly associated with the legendary warrior Māui, the story tells of how he fished up the North Island using his grandmother's jawbone as a hook.
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!