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Tumatauenga is a warrior who is fearless. He survives all battles, no matter how intense; he combines the power of the earth and sky and is indestructible. His spirit lives within the strong at heart and he comes to the aid of the weak calling for him.

These are really called “Koruru”, rather than masks worn by people. They are the faces of the ancestral houses and carry the history of the people who live within it. All of these are the first of their series and intended to be guardians of houses in which they live.

Other available artwork you might like by Darcy Nicholas:

Darcy Nicholas

Darcy Nicholas



Te Kahui Maunga and the tribes of Taranaki and Tauranga Moana areas

(1946- )

Born in Waitara, Taranaki, Darcy Nicholas has been actively involved in the contemporary Maori art movement since the late 1960’s. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand, Australia, Africa, United States, France, India, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, and Canada.

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