Definition of bone carver in English:

bone carver


  • A person who carves traditional Maori jewellery and other handicrafts from bone.

    ‘some of the women became well known as bone carvers’
    • ‘Many of New Zealand's top sculptors, painters, potters, jewellerymakers and bone carvers have made Golden Bay their home.’
    • ‘It was around this area that we came across a talented bone carver.’
    • ‘He became the first contemporary professional bone carver in the country.’
    • ‘Most bone carvers in this country now use beef bone.’
    • ‘There is a limit as to how many bone carvers and marae caterers the market needs.’