Guy O'Connor

Guy Tuterangiwhiu O`Connor is a leading New Zealand bone carver and the most prolific whale bone artist. His Marae is O Hine Waiapu, located at the mouth of the sacred Waiapu river on the East Cape of New Zealand. Guy has been carving for a living since the mid 1980s and has carved over 4,500 pieces from the jaw bones of 60 stranded sperm whales. He also carves pendants from beef bone, wood and pounamu.


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Bone hei matau, fish-hook pendant NZ$ 79.00

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Bone hei matau, fish-hook pendant

Traditional Maori pendant, handcrafted by Guy O'Connor    Hei matau (fish-hook pendant) carved in beef bone with handplaited cord and matching bone...
Bone pintail surfboard pendant NZ$ 49.00

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Bone pintail surfboard pendant

Contemporary Maori pendant, handcrafted by Guy O'Connor    Pintail surfboard pendant, carved in beef bone with handplaited cord and matching bone toggle....
Deep sea fishing surfboard pendant NZ$ 49.00

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Deep sea fishing surfboard pendant

Contemporary bone pendant, handcrafted by Guy O'Connor    Deep sea fishing surfboard pendant, carved in beef bone with handplaited cord and matching bone...
Pintail longboard bone pendant NZ$ 49.00

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Pintail longboard bone pendant

Contemporary Maori pendant, handcrafted by Guy O'Connor    Pintail longboard pendant, carved in beef bone with handplaited cord and matching bone toggle....
Squaretail longboard bone pendant NZ$ 49.00

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Squaretail longboard bone pendant

Contemporary Maori pendant, handcrafted by Guy O'Connor    Squaretail longboard pendant, carved in beef bone with handplaited cord and matching bone...
Swallowtail surfboard bone pendant NZ$ 49.00

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Swallowtail surfboard bone pendant

Contemporary Maori pendant, handcrafted by Guy O'Connor    Swallowtail surfboard pendant, carved in beef bone with handplaited cord and matching bone...
Taurapa pendant, Maori bone carving NZ$ 49.00

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Taurapa pendant, Maori bone carving

Contemporary Maori pendant, handcrafted by Guy O'Connor    Taurapa (carved post at the stern of a Maori waka taua, war canoe) pendant carved in beef bone...