Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Nga Ngaru — Waves Bracelet

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  • Medium: silver
  • Size: 0.5 × 6.5 inches
  • Reference Code: KX30660

The ‘manawa line’ (life line) flows through the design providing the main structural rhythm. Koru and pitau (spiral) elements are in both the under and overlays, together with the overall form, are suggestive of waves.

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.