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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. 




Roimata (Teardrop) Jewellery
Roimata (Teardrop) Jewellery

Roimata (Teardrop)

"When we wish to remember with love, somebody or something we can no longer be with, a teardrop shows our feelings and its simple but graceful shape encapsulates the beauty that the memory enriches us..

$125.00
Memory stick Jewellery
Memory stick Jewellery

Memory stick

This pendant is a small version of the traditional genealogy stick.  "Each carved design would be allocated to a person and the events and special places associated with that person. This allows ..

$110.00

Memory stick

$110.00

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
Ira - The Life Force Jewellery
Ira - The Life Force Jewellery

Ira - The Life Force

Bone carving."In Maori cosmogony all of creation contains the two elements of Ira (the life force) ... Ira Atua (spirit) and Ira Tangata (physical). By keeping these in balance, harmony is created and..

$125.00
Hei Matau - Fish Hook Jewellery
Hei Matau - Fish Hook Jewellery

Hei Matau - Fish Hook

Bone carving."This style of Fish Hook Pendant has its origins in a story which also explains the purpose of traditional art. Elaborate hooks were carved from bone, wood and stone to be lowered with th..

$115.00
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
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

Karanga weka Maori Art
Karanga weka Maori Art

Karanga weka

The karanga weka is a wearable flute when finger is partially lifted over the single finger hole.  (Bird calls). Dimensions: Height 50mm x width 90mm x cord 300mm ..

$225.00

Karanga weka

$225.00

Koauau Maori Art
Koauau Maori Art

Koauau

Koauau are short flutes usually with three finger holes. The larger, blown end of this koauau is the face of the instrument and to play it we bring its nose to ours as in a hongi, or breath sha..

$425.00

Koauau

$425.00