Maori Pendant stone arrow

Maori Pendant stone arrow 3D print model


Māori craftsmanship: A vibrant expression of New Zealand culture

Māori culture, indigenous to New Zealand, possesses a rich artistic tradition that is reflected in various aspects of their lives, including the creation of accessories and pendants. These objects are not only decorative but also laden with symbolism and cultural significance.

Ancestral techniques:

Māori use a variety of ancestral techniques to create their pieces, including:

Wood carving: Wood is one of the most commonly used materials, especially kauri, a native tree of New Zealand. Māori carvers create intricate designs with spiral forms, korus (fern representations), and other symbolic figures. Weaving: Weaving with natural fibers such as flax and wool is also a widely used technique. Māori create tapestries, garments, and accessories with geometric patterns and vibrant colors. Bone and jade: Bone and jade (pounamu) are precious materials used to create pieces of great cultural value. Māori carve these materials into pendants, amulets, and other ceremonial objects. Māori symbolism:

Māori designs are full of symbolism and meaning. Some of the most common symbols include:

Koru: Represents the fern, a symbol of new life, growth, and renewal. Hei tiki: An amulet in the shape of a human figure representing protection and good luck. Pikorua: A spiral design representing the journey of life and the connection with ancestors. Mana: A symbol representing spiritual strength and power. Jewelry and pendants:

Māori create a wide variety of accessories and pendants using these ancestral designs and techniques. Some examples include:

Hei matau: A jade fishhook representing strength, perseverance, and abundance. Kowhaiwhai: A wave-like design representing movement and change. Tiki: Human figures carved in wood or jade representing ancestors and protection.

Cultural significance:

Māori craftsmanship is an important part of New Zealand's cultural identity. The accessories and pendants crafted by Māori are not only beautiful pieces but also a way to express their culture, beliefs, and values.

Present day:

Māori craftsmanship continues to thrive today. Many contemporary Māori artists continue to use ancestral techniques to create unique and meaningful pieces. Additionally, Māori jewelry and pendants are internationally recognized for their beauty and symbolism and have become a symbol of New Zealand culture.

Māori craftsmanship is a vibrant expression of New Zealand culture and identity. The Māori designs and symbols present in jewelry and pendants are not only aesthetically pleasing but also laden with cultural and historical significance. This ancestral tradition continues to live on today and is an important legacy passed down from generation to generation.

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  • Blender (.blend)7.01 MB
  • Stereolithography (.stl)3.9 MB
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl)5.82 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2024-02-16
  • Model ID#5100419
  • Ready for 3D Printing