Peter is NZ born of European-Maori-Pitcairn Island descent. Bone carving is a traditional NZ Maori craft and it is on this culture that his contemporary designs are based. Fishing is an important part of Maori culture, and this is reflected in his carvings depicting dolphins, whales tails and fishhooks. Another key element in many designs is the Koru, which is designed from the new fern frond as it opens. His carvings are made from beef (bovine) bone and whale bone and have been featured in Galleries, Museums and quality Souvenir outlets throughout New Zealand for 22 years. He has also had his work exhibited in the UK where he exhibited in National Trust Galleries.

Carvings (27)

 
# 000
Twist denotes eternity, everlasting friendship/love or life
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# 003
Twist denotes eternity, everlasting friendship/love or life
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 005
Twist denotes eternity, everlasting friendship/love or life
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 007
Twist denotes eternity, everlasting friendship/love or life
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# 008
Fish Hook represents prosperity, strength and good health, and safe travel over the water
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 009
Fish Hook represents prosperity, strength and good health, and safe travel over the water
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 010
Fish Hook represents prosperity, strength and good health, and safe travel over the water
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 011
Fish Hook represents prosperity, strength and good health, and safe travel over the water
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 013
Fish Hook represents prosperity, strength and good health, and safe travel over the water
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 014
Fish Hook represents prosperity, strength and good health, and safe travel over the water
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 016
Whales tail is the powerhouse of the whale in the ocean, denoting strength and determination
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# 017
Twist denotes eternity, everlasting friendship/love or life
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 018
Twist denotes eternity, everlasting friendship/love or life
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 019
Circle of life with Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 020a
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 020b
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 021
Circle of life with Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 022
Circle of life with Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 024
Contemporary Design with Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 025
Dolphin represents friendship and harmony
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# 026
Fish Hook represents prosperity, strength and good health, and safe travel over the water
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# 027
Ocean waves with Korus - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# AA6
Twist denotes eternity, everlasting friendship/love or life
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# AA8
Twist denotes eternity, everlasting friendship/love or life
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# AA12
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# Heart
Heart Love and life
Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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# J1
Contemporary Design with Koru - (new fern frond opening) represents strength, growth and new life or beginnings
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Contact details
Peter Mitchell Bone Carvings - Blenheim, New Zealand
Phone/Fax: +64-3-578-2014   Email: petermitchelloriginals@gmail.com
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