New Zealand | Te Aho: a noted Waikato warrior | Charles Goldie (New Zealand history painter and portraitist; 1870 - 1947).  Oil on Canvas.  1902

Face it, Americans, we'll never be this cool no matter what we ink. Maori new zealand tattoos

c.1880s, Mere Nako of Te Atiawa tribe, a 'kuia' (Maori female elder) who lived in Motueka, near Nelson on the north end of the South Island, New Zealand // she is wearing a 'hei-tiki,' a traditional Maori pendant usually made out of pounamu (greenstone)

Mere Nako of Te Atiawa tribe, a 'kuia' (Maori female elder) who lived in Motueka, near Nelson on the north end of the South Island, New Zealand // she is wearing a 'hei-tiki,' a traditional Maori pendant usually made out of pounamu (greenstone)

Use kowhaiwhai patterns to make Maori culture visible in your centre

Use kowhaiwhai patterns to make Maori culture and the traditional patterns of the swirls and curved lines

Tattoed Maori woman wearing traditional garb – a cloak made of kiwi feathers.

Tattoed Maori woman wearing traditional garb – a cloak made of kiwi feathers

Tomika Te Mutu, from Bay of Plenty, oil painting by Gottfried Lindauer (c1880)

Tomika Te Mutu, chief of the Ngaiterangi tribe, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, oil painting by Gottfried Lindauer

Ancient Maori Carving - Auckland Museum                              …

not the taniko and wood panel beside and above compliment the carving (there is no taniko on either side of carving it is tukutuku - big difference)

Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)

Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)

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