Skip to main content
eBay
  • Daily Deals
  • Sell
  • Customer Support

Promoted item:TIKI - NEW ZEALAND MAORI STONE TIKI STATUE with authentic Paua Shell eyes

TIKI - NEW ZEALAND MAORI STONE TIKI STATUE with authentic Paua Shell eyes

  • Condition
  • New
  • Time left
  • 27d 13h 6m
  • Item location
  • Australia
  • Sold by
  • 99.4% Positive Feedback

Items in search results

From Australia
This item is being sold by eBay Top rated seller.
3h 15m left
$24.99
1 bid
Free Shipping
From China
4h 57m left
$49.99
0 bids
From China
18h 48m left
$9.99
1 bid
This item is being sold by eBay Top rated seller.
19d 3h 46m left
$49.99
Buy It Now
  • 23 watching
From United Kingdom
1d 13h 26m left
$16.79
1 bid
From China
1d 19h 18m left
$9.99
1 bid
LAST ONE
  • 2 watching
  • |
  • 2 sold
This item is being sold by eBay Top rated seller.
11d 4h 24m left
$17.49
Buy It Now
Free Shipping
From New Zealand
2d 5h 16m left
$340.00
0 bids
$445.00
Buy It Now
2d 5h 51m left
$9.99
0 bids
2d 8h 28m left
$37.95
1 bid
Free Shipping
From United Kingdom
28d 23h 50m left
$10.07
Buy It Now
  • 13 watching
From Australia
2d 13h 1m left
$24.29
3 bids
From China
2d 19h 48m left
$9.99
1 bid
This item is being sold by eBay Top rated seller.
19d 3h 49m left
$34.99
Buy It Now
From New Zealand
2d 22h 51m left
$125.00
1 bid
From China
4d 0h 50m left
$15.99
0 bids
From Canada
20d 23h 49m left
$79.99
Buy It Now
  • 11 watching
This item is being sold by eBay Top rated seller.
4d 3h 48m left
$46.00
5 bids
4d 3h 49m left
$9.99
1 bid
  • 14 watching
4d 4h 2m left
$9.99
1 bid
From New Zealand
29d 1h 2m left
$345.00
Buy It Now
4d 4h 22m left
$9.99
0 bids
From New Zealand
4d 1h 31m left
$60.00
0 bids
$80.00
Buy It Now
From United Kingdom
28d 13h 8m left
$16.79
Buy It Now
4d 11h 19m left
$4.99
0 bids
4d 12h 20m left
$37.95
1 bid
Free Shipping
From Australia
28d 20h 15m left
$9.29
Buy It Now
From New Zealand
1d 23h 27m left
$15.00
0 bids
From Australia
This item is being sold by eBay Top rated seller.
3h 15m left
$105.00
0 bids

About Maori

Maori are the natives of New Zealand, and are composed of a number of Iwi (tribes), Hapu (subtribes) and Whanau (units). The name has originated from Ma-Uri, which translates to 'ordinary or normal people'. Maori ancestors were predominantly hunters, but eventually agriculture became a vital part of Maori life. There are around 500,000 Maori with a higher concentration in the cities, though their customs are still intact. The tribes (Aotea, Arawa, Horouata, Kurahaupo, Mataatua, Takitimu, Tainui, and Tokomaru) are named after the canoes of the Great Fleet that arrived into New Zealand. In 950 AD., Kupe, a Polynesian traveler is said to have discovered New Zealand. The Maori had very little interference from the other countries; although, they fought their own territorial wars. A number of tribes kept the heads of their enemies, to help secure the enemies power or 'mana'. Maori lived in a complex society, with tribes and sub-tribes along with different 'class' systems. The land was divided among tribes living in different villages or 'pa', with a meeting place called 'marae', where the old spirits rested. Maori are known for their war chants called 'haka' and 'wero'. High ranking men have exquisite tribal tattoos from the face to the feet but women were only tattooed on the chin. Their clothing was made from dog fur, and their ornaments and clubs were made out of feathers, bone and jade. Maori men were farmers and hunters, and the women cooked and wove. Art plays a vital part in Maori history, these include; poetry, tattooing, and carving bone, wood and stone. Houses were extensively decorated with wood carvings. The Maori also wore amulets and pendants, made from stone or whale bone. The popularity of Maori art and tattoos is not limited to New Zealand. British celebrity Robbie Williams sports a huge Maori tattoo on his arm and Maori pendants and other ornaments have gained in popularity ever since awareness of this rich, ancient culture has spread over the world.