Kowhai flower carved from Warthog Ivory
Warthog Ivory is collected from the kills of predators and sold here in New Zealand as a recycled source of Ivory.
Depending on the age of the tusk and the time spent lying on the ground before being found gives the Ivory a very differing set of characteristics. Age gives a golden yellow colour of deep butter yellows with layers of pale creamy whites. These give depth and character to each carving. Also characteristic to Warthog Ivory are the deep black grooves down the sides of each tusk. Age and wear and tear can create beautiful deep black grooves within the Ivory.

From this inspiration I have carved a little Kowhai flower, to celebrate the birth of spring here in New Zealand. The Kowhai flower is always shades of golden yellow and is represented on the $2 coin. 

The flower is strung with a wheat coloured hand plaited cord this can be changed to any colour that you would like.


Length 10.00mm or ⅜ inch
Width 22.00mm or ⅙ inch
Height 50.00mm or 2 ⅙ inch

NB: Inch measurements are approximate

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Kowhai Flower

  • Product Code: 8465
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $50.00

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