Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Kou Matua Me Te Whaia • Wise Man and Woman Vessel


  • Medium: kauri, whalebone
  • Size: 3.5 × 9 × 9 inches
    Size: 3.5 × 1.5 inches (pendants)
  • Reference Code: KT40702

The two pendants in the center can be removed and worn.

Collaborative piece with Roi Toia carving the surface wood detail.

Kerry Kapua Thompson

Kerry Kapua Thompson


Ngāti Paoa

(1967- )

Kerry has been carving for twenty-two years in many materials and is possibly the leading artist working in bone. Although he attended a diploma course in Māori design at Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua and learned from Hepi Maxwell, Rex Christianson and other artists working in the same materials, his style of carving and two-tone staining process are uniquely his own.