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Te Hono Ki Hawai’i • The Link to Hawai’i Pendant


  • Medium: bone (cattle), horn (goat), pāua (New Zealand abalone)
  • Size: 4 × 1.25 inches
  • Reference Code: K120202


“This pendant series was inspired by an artifact in serpentine found at Waitotara. It is a very early piece and for me shows elements that stem from wider Pacific origins rather than classic Māori. When teaching in Hawai’i I saw the Lei niho palaoa pendants with their curving form and also the carved humanoid forms which bear resemblances to the artifact mentioned. So for me finding links and connections with our wider Pacific and Polynesian whanau (family).”

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine


Ngāti Porou

(1970- )

“I have been fortunate enough to have a supportive family and met many inspiring people in my life who have encouraged me to follow my talents and passion. My father, a woodcarver himself, imparted his knowledge of woodcraft plus provided a creative environment and stories of my great-uncles Pine and John Taiapa, who were Tohunga Whakairo. I have always respected and been inspired by the artistic achievements by indigenous artisans in Aotearoa and throughout the world.”

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101-1669 West 3rd Ave.
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