Paintings of New Zealand Maori. Pre European
Were used for ceremony.
This one intricately carved, showing the God
RURU (owl who represents life
Housed Taonga (treasures) of the ancestors and was brought out on special occassions to remember love ones
and child birth.
Its life size is 18" long by 12" high by 12" deep
Painted 2000: oil on canvas
26" x 30"