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Mauri Tribal Steampunk Hook by clockwork-zero Mauri Tribal Steampunk Hook by clockwork-zero
So i guess this will be the 2nd piece in my "Tribe of Steampunk" aka Tribal Punk series. I finally uploaded it to my store here: [link]
where there are a few more photos. And a full description.

This swirling bone piece is a Mauri "Fish hook" - a Hei Matua - I obtained in the 1990s. I believe it is cattle bone and I was told it was carved in New Zealand.

The hook shape is tied into a legend of a great fish that was caught. The design of it has evolved over time to represent saftey over water: or safe travels.

Now this is transformed... into my Tribal Punk series. The Mauri fish hook has been paired up with a few recycled elements. The large steel "jagged" gear above was once part of a clock mechanism. Hanging below it - and layered above the bone hook is a pocket watch part. I selected that piece because it has its own hook like design. I over laid that with a black star gear washer.

more details here: [link]

today I hope to be working on some other design explorations.
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triadenforcer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Nice.

By the way, It's "Maori", Not "Mauri".
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PARISSSAMWELLS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE .. TIME GEAR PEICES .. PLACED ON IT
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AlexLouder Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Wow wow wow!!! Really great!
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cyborgbutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010   Artisan Crafter
This is so cool!
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audreysmith Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Nice! I like what you're up to.
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
very cool!
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clockwork-zero Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010   Artisan Crafter
thanks hun!
I think it would look great on a guy. Very strong lines and bold.
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
you're welcome. yes it would!
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