Kiwa Art, named after te moana nui a Kiwa or the great ocean of the Pacific, stocks traditional Maori and Pacific art and craft including wood carving, pounamu (NZ greenstone), bone carvings, tapa cloth, tribal jewellery and traditional artifacts. Owner Andrew Pendergrast has been trading in the traditional art of Austronesian cultures from New Zealand, the Pacific and Indonesia since 1989 after being inspired by a lengthy trip to Indonesia in 1987.
He was mentored by his uncle Mick Pendergrast, author and Māori expert (especially in raranga whakairo), who was assistant curator at Auckland Museum. Kiwa Art has supplied dealers, collectors, museums and Institutions worldwide with traditional pieces before opening retail in 2004 and Parnell in 2010. Their extensive client base, excellent knowledge and many suppliers means they now have access to some exceptional pieces. If there is something in particular you are looking for and it is not on display, please ask as there is a large inventory in storage and with many contacts we may well be able to find something to suit.
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Open: Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm