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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.
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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.
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 ...
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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…
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.