From our Māori Art gallery you can purchase all mātātuhi currently available of New Zealand Māori art. This collection is by neccessity a very broad category as "Māori Art" includes both prints by Māori artists and prints OF Māori subjects. Prints of Māori in stock at NZ Fine Prints include the series of famous paintings by Goldie and Lindauer . Here you can also buy prints of Māori art design from Menzies famous collection of kowhaiwhai (rafter pattern designs) collected in 1910. We also stock New Zealand's largest range of prints by contemporary Māori artists, printmakers like Shane Hansen, Robyn Kahukiwa and Steve Hikaiti. We offer prompt delivery anywhere in New Zealand for just $NZ 6 or around the world for $NZ15.
Māori art design such as kowhaiwhai is unique to the indigenous people of New Zealand/Aotearoa. Traditionally Māori artists told stories in designs using wood, bone, jade (greenstone), or flax as the canvas for their images. Today Māori art and design is also created using non-traditional media such as paint and paper. Māori images such as the Koru and the tiki have also been incorporated into the artwork of non-Māori artists such as Gordon Walters and have been re-mixed in contemporary work from printmakers like Greg Straight and Dick Frizzell.