Definition of bone carving in English:

bone carving


  • A traditional Maori artefact carved from bone.

    ‘he was dressed casually and wore a bone carving around his neck’
    • ‘I could compliment him on his bone carving - ask him where he got it?’
    • ‘A bone carving of the yacht was given to her by its owners.’
    • ‘Items included natural medicinal creams, knitwear and bone carvings.’
    • ‘The Sealside Gallery at West End, another cooperative venture, has a range of wares including wood and bone carving, pottery, art, silk, woollens, and glass.’
    • ‘There were bone carvings made by a Whangarei artist.’
    • ‘The quality of the work is outstanding and includes paintings, wood carvings, bone carvings, soap art and flax weaving.’
    • ‘They have artefacts from the region and their greenstone and bone carvings are spectacular.’
    • ‘Bone carvings, baskets, masks, jewelry, sculptures; there was just too much to see.’
    • ‘He seemed too old to be working but, at the museum, she noticed his name: the artist of many intricate bone carvings.’
    • ‘Popular selling pieces from our Kiwiartz site were Maori designed greenstone and bone carvings.’