Artefacts of the Kauri Museum
The Kauri Museum has a superb collection of products and artefacts derived from kauri. This includes ornate furniture, art works, ornaments, a few boats, and an amazing collection of kauri gum. Fire kauri is particularly stunning, with wood panels made of cuts through the roots. There are also unworldly examples of polished roots, including some featuring round nodule parasites.
The museum’s gum collection includes large pieces of natural gum of various hues, polished balls, necklaces, insects frozen in time and so on. At least it all didn’t end up as varnish!