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Brian Flintoff

Brian Flintoff

Brian began bone carving in 1976 as a hobby. Turning that interest into an art form was slow, and without meeting another carver for several years, he developed techniques which uniquely influence his work. 


Support and guidance from the Maori community has been his greatest influence. Therefore he considers having works in their rightful home at Marae to be the most satisfying acknowledgement possible. 


He is inspired by traditional artists who strove for excellence in order to please the spirit world. Their understanding, that harmony is the balance between spiritual and physical has enriched both his life and his carving. 




Hauora - Spirit of Life. Jewellery
Hauora - Spirit of Life. Jewellery

Hauora - Spirit of Life

Bone carving.  New life, new beginnings.  The simple often belies a bewildering complexity.  So it is for this carving, for it depicts the essential elements of all creation.  The ..

$115.00
Karanga Weka Maori Art
Karanga Weka Maori Art

Karanga Weka

These are used to produce a weka call.  "The karanga weka also becomes a wearable flute by partially lifting the finger over the single finger hole."Dimensions: 50mm x 30mm...

$175.00

Karanga Weka

$175.00

Nguru carved with Moth Maori Art
Nguru carved with Moth Maori Art

Nguru carved with Moth

"This short flute is the Nguru which has a semi enclosed bore and softer sound.  This nguru has pepe, a male moth, carved below it.  He is shown as a moth ‘person’ with his hands becoming wi..

$860.00
Koauau Maori Art
Koauau Maori Art

Porutu

"Porutu are longer koauau with fingerholes toward the lower end and these can be blown to jump between two octaves.   The surface carving again, depicts the music travelling out and creating plea..

$825.00

Porutu

$825.00

Koauau on stand Maori Art
Koauau on stand Maori Art

Koauau on stand

"Koauau are short flutes usually with three finger holes.  Every instrument is regarded as an individual which gets named.  The larger, blown end of this koauau is the face of the instrument..

$375.00

Koauau on stand

$375.00

Matapihi Manawa - Window to the Heart Jewellery
Matapihi Manawa - Window to the Heart Jewellery

Matapihi Manawa - Window to the Heart

"This is a simplified stylisation of the carving of a whales eye. The vital stylisation given to a whales eye reflects the overwhelming sense of peace felt by those fortunate enough to have an encount..

$145.00
Ruru - Owl Jewellery
Ruru - Owl Jewellery

Ruru - Owl

Kaitiaki - Guardian bone carving on adjustable black cord, and carved wooden nest."People throughout the world have recognised that both animate and inanimate beings have a special place in guiding th..

$380.00

Ruru - Owl

$380.00