Gifts that are bespoke and meaningful

Much of Maori culture is drawn from our relationship with the earth – land, sky and water.

Because pounamu comes from the earth, and the shape of the piece is realised by the carver, Maori then believe that each shape has its own meaning, as does each colour and texture of stone.

For this reason, Māori Arts Gallery produce cards of each shapes meaning, which are provided with each item purchased.