Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Tohora • Whale


  • Medium: pounamu (New Zealand jade), pounamu (New Zealand jade) base
  • Size: 5.5 × 4.75 × 1.75 inches (incl. base)
  • Reference Code: KX90706

“Tohora, a great son of Tane, found his freedom to roam the great oceans of the world uniting different cultures and continents.”

Thomas Ratima

Thomas Ratima

Thomas Ratima


Ngāti Ranginui

(1968- )

Thomas has worked with Māori jade artist Lewis Gardiner since 2004 and has developed his own style in bone, wood and jade. Thomas’ work was included in the Spirit Wrestler Gallery’s Kaitiaki—Guardians and Mini-Masterworks exhibitions.