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Tattoo History

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Andrew Williamson
This is a meré, a hand axe that is primarily decorative, ceremonial, and used in haka and dance performances by Maori people in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Historically, it was a weapon. It is sometimes also crafted out of pounamu (jade). Arte Tribal, Tribal Art, Maori People, Polynesian Art, Maori Designs, Nz Art, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Maori Tribe

TT: Borrowing Trouble

If you’re looking for Wednesday Wanderings, just wander back a page to find out what sunflowers and the rock band Queen have in common. Or read on… JANE: Alan, last week you brought up…

This article aims to help the reader understand and distinguish the different types of Maori Weapons. To understand Maori weapons and their intended specialized functions. Polynesian People, Polynesian Art, Maori Tribe, Maori Designs, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Indigenous Art, Tribal Art, Wood Carving

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This article aims to help the reader understand and distinguish the different types of Maori Weapons. To understand Maori weapons and their intended specialized functions.

Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero the second Maori King Gottfried Lindauer Maori Tattoos, Maori Face Tattoo, Tattoos Bein, Marquesan Tattoos, Face Tattoos, Borneo Tattoos, Thai Tattoo, Tribal Tattoos, Maori People

King Tāwhiao

This portrait is of the second Māori king, Tāwhiao, a leader of great mana. Such leaders also held a high degree of tapu or sacredness and restriction.

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor. Polynesian People, Polynesian Art, Polynesian Culture, Long White Cloud, Maori People, Maori Designs, Nz Art, Maori Art, Kiwiana

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The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor. In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu (Paramount Chief Hawk of the Morning Sky) 1931 – Queen of the Maori, born Princess Piki Mahuta Maori Tattoo Designs, Maori Tattoos, Polynesian People, Maori People, Maori Art, Bags Online Shopping, Kiwiana, Stylish Handbags, Tattoos Gallery

Queen Te Atairangikaahu, 1966

As the young Princess Piki is appointed the first Māori queen, Te Atairangikaahu, in 1966, the solemnity of the occasion is evident on her face. She is about to experience the whakawahinga ceremony, in which a bible is held over her head while traditional expressions are recited. The same ...

Maori chief Anehana with full facial moko, Auckland New Zealand c 1990 tattoos brazalete Maori Tattoos, Maori Tattoo Designs, Borneo Tattoos, Polynesian People, Polynesian Art, Hawaiian Tribal Tattoos, Samoan Tribal, Filipino Tribal, Handwriting Tattoos

Rare Antiques | Shipped Worldwide | Antique Guys

Here at Antique Guys we sell the most unusual, rare and curious of antiques from across the globe. Worldwide shipping available.

How are the Maori people marginalized in New Zealand? How are the natives of New Zealand treated differently? The Maori people are the native peoples of New Zealand. Maori Tattoos, Ta Moko Tattoo, Samoan Tattoo, Polynesian People, Polynesian Art, Historischer Roman, Maori People, Facial Tattoos, Piercings


In modern day New Zealand, there is nothing that makes the statement “I am Maori” more clearly than a full-face moko.

The Huia birds of New Zealand are now extinct. A male/female pair is illustrated - the male has the shorter beak. New Zealand Image, New Zealand Art, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, New Zealand Tattoo, Nz Art, Extinct Animals, Extinct Birds, Maori Art

Where Art meets Fashion: sadly

Lately I've been attracted to anything black & white (a harbinger of the return of '80's style?) and so was excited to finally buy (I had it on hold for a year) this photo by Fiona Pardington from the extremely patient and nice Two Rooms Gallery in Auckland. It's called Shabby Huia & is from a series of photos Fiona Pardington took of objects, largely taxidermied birds, in the Canterbury Museum. In this way she revives stories from the forgotten past such as the sad tale of the Huia bird…

Thanks to a process called de-extinction, hope is not lost for extinct animals. Here is a list of 25 extinct animals that scientists want to de-extinct: Extinct Birds, Extinct Animals, Bird Illustration, Botanical Illustration, Rainforest Birds, Bird Coloring Pages, Vintage Birds, Bird Prints, Bird Art

The Huia (Māori: [ˈhʉia]; Heteralocha acutirostris) was the largest species of New Zealand wattlebird and was endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. Its extinction in the early 20th century had two primary causes. The first was rampant overhunting to procure Huia skins for mounted specimens, which were in worldwide demand by museums and wealthy private collectors. Huia were also hunted to obtain their long, striking tail feathers for locally fashionable hat decorations.

Some ta moko (tattoo) artists such as Henriata Nicholas of Rotorua . Tatau Tattoo, Ta Moko Tattoo, Samoan Tattoo, Maori Tattoos, Tatoos, Polynesian People, Polynesian Culture, Create A Tattoo, New Zealand Tattoo

Māori art | 100% Pure New Zealand

Māori creative arts like weaving and carving celebrate the past and continue to evolve through fresh inspiration and new materials.