HUIA - named after a long extinct, but very fondly remembered, native New Zealand bird last seen in 1907! We have carved this piece in memory of these lovely birds that are a part of our history
This traditional Māori flute is called a Kōauau. These are carved tubes, made from bone or wood, and open at both ends. They are usually somewhere between 10 and 20cm long (4 - 8 inches) and have between three and six finger holes drilled through the bore.
This piece is beautifully carved and decorated in a traditional design - a perfect display piece, but also a fully functioning musical instrument. Please watch the video to appreciate the craftsmanship - it has been signed with the Artists' mark.
Māori tradition says that musical instruments are members of families of the Gods. The ancestor of flute music is the Goddess 'Hine Raukatauri' - a child of Rangi the Sky Father, and Papa, the Earth Mother.
This has been carved from bone and stained with a homemade dye that Yuri makes and uses to colour the bone.
Artist: Yuri Terenyi
Material: Stained Bone with Pāua Shell
Size: 137mm (5.4") long; 33mm (1.3") wide
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