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Niho Taniwha • Water Guardian Teeth Bracelet

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  • Medium: silver
  • Size: 6 × 0.5 inches
  • Reference Code: K70505

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“Niho Taniwha pattern … both pieces are variations of traditional tukutuku and taniko design … symbolically illustrates the realm of mythology … is the saw-edged pattern of the Chief and his lineage from the Gods … also symbolises family houses within the tribe …”

Alex Nathan

Alex Nathan

Māori

Te Roroa, Ngāti Whātua, Ngā Puhi

(1946- )

Alex worked in traditional materials such as bone, shell, stone and wood until the late 1980s when his brother, Manos, introduced him to Michael Kabotie, the Hopi silversmith. Now Alex works exclusively with silver as his primary material and uses traditional materials as highlights. Adapting and exploring traditional Māori designs within the silver medium, he incorporates traditional motifs in his uniquely constructed and carved silver pieces.

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