This finely finished beef bone carving takes the form of a pekapeka. Pekapeka are ancient carved forms and represent the native bat of Aotearoa.
Approx. 8cm at the widest part
Approx. 4cm long
Whole length of cord: approx 76cm. Cord can be adjusted to a shorter length.
About the artist- Alex Sands
Sands Carving Studio has a talented team of greenstone carvers who create a wide range of pounamu sculptures along with whalebone carving and bronze sculptures and jewellery made with various materials.
‘I am of Māori descent from the tribe Ngati Kahungunu o Te Wairoa, Aotearoa New Zealand, and of European descent from England, Scotland and Ireland.
I was raised in New Zealand and for a time in China. It was while I was in China that my love of creating began in soft stone carving. I carved small intricate things with basic tools, files and small chisels. At the age of 12 I was inspired by the jade creations of the world and the jade creations of my Māori ancestors.
That early inspiration has given rise to my life’s passion of jade; sourcing jade, exploring jade, creating in jade and in other mediums. Sands Carving Studio is the culmination of my passion.’