How are bone carvings made? Why are bone carvings often referred to as Taonga (treasure)? Why in New Zealand is it traditional to bless a carving before it is worn?
Within this blog space, I will explore these questions and endeavour to illustrate how they are created. I hope readers will gain a deeper appreciation of the art form and understand what transforms a carving from being an ordinary commercially produced trinket, into a special treasure that holds power to bless our heart and mind. I hope to create and build up a useful resource for others wishing to explore this craft.Read More