Artwork, Clothing, Cultural, Jewellery, New Zealand & Maori
Mahi Toi is the home of high-quality, original, affordable paintings and art by Māori artist Spencer Bellas. Spencer has been running Mahi Toi for over a decade where he sells his own artwork.
In June 2019 Spencer opened a small store in Takapuna and now along with his work, he sells New Zealand made and designed products to supports 20+ New Zealand creatives.
Spencer also makes corporate bins and bags and caters to 30+ organisations nationwide.SKU: n/a
Bracelets & bangles, Earrings, Gifts, New Zealand & Maori
Ria is the creator of Poi Creations. As a mother of 4 growing boys that love to represent their region for sports, she found it hard selling raffles, batons up tickets, etc. to the same family members. They all work hard for the money so thought due to her love of crafting and making things with hands, she could make Poi to help. Poi, moved to Poi Xmas decorations, then to Poi earrings.
Ria was born and bred in Porirua and she is a descendent of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa, Ngai Tahu, Rongomaiwahine, and Tuwharetoa. Although they make mostly poi earrings, they are passionate about creating products that are eco-friendly with reusable resources, such as bio-degradable bags, old pillow stuffing, and wool from Op-Shops or leftovers from friends and family.
Ria was very proud when New Zealand PM Jacinda Arden was seen wearing one of her Poi earrings creations recently.SKU: n/a
Cultural, Home décor, Knitting & weaving, New Zealand & Maori
Te Awhi Toi
Crystal from Te Awhi Toi makes handmade Māori art pieces including personalised korowai and harakeke (New Zealand flax) creations.
She only recently started so her product range is still expanding, and she can make items on request.
Some of her recent creations include raranga Harakeke Putiputi, Kete Timata, Kete Whiri, Kono.SKU: n/a
Necklaces, New Zealand & Maori, Pounamu
George from Tuhuru Taonga was born and raised in a small Māori settlement on the West Coast of New Zealand called Arahura Pā. It was here his fascination and love for pounamu began.
Working only with pounamu he combines modern contemporary styles with time-honoured designs. George’s mission is to help elevate the arts amongst his hapū (subtribe or clan) and to provide a platform for his whānau (extended family) to promote and sell their work.
You can browse the authentic range of handmade carvings and purchase directly or commission a custom made piece.
All of his art is made using genuine New Zealand pounamu that he sources by himself and with other kaitiaki pounamu (guardians) on Te Tai o Poutini (New Zealand’s West Coast). George and the other kaitiaki pounamu believe it is important that when someone is buying taonga pounamu, they get the genuine real deal.
They feel it is wrong that the majority of Jade carvings sold in New Zealand are made from British Columbian Jade carved in China using Māori designs. It is their goal, therefore, to educate and encourage people to buy Māori made taonga (treasure).SKU: n/a