Korowai (Maori cloak) - Aotaroagreat to see the younger Maori women learning how to weave the cloaks, a complicated procedure

Korowai (Maori cloak) - Aotaroa (New Zealand) - Great to see the younger Maori women learning how to weave the cloaks, a complicated procedure

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Adele Jackson These are Maori weaving patterns called Taniko for incorporating into flax skirts called piu piu, and into the woven panels of Maori meeting houses in New Zealand.

In NZ jade is called greenstone or ‘pounamu‘ after the Maori word. It is gathered in riverbeds, especially on the western side of the South Island

In NZ jade is called greenstone or ‘pounamu‘ in the Maori language. It is gathered in riverbeds, especially on the western side of the South Island. It is considered a taonga; a natural treasure and gift from Papatuanuku, the earth God.

Pounamu (jade) tiki symbol necklaces by master carver Ewan Parker

4 Maori Symbol Necklaces and their Meanings

Pounamu (jade) tiki symbol necklaces by master carver Ewan Parker_Symbolizes Fertility & Childbirth

Fig. 87. Some plaiting patterns - from The Coming of the Maori by Te Rangi Hiroa on the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection website

Some plaiting patterns - from The Coming of the Maori by Te Rangi Hiroa on the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection website

Robin Hill Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Aotearoa Weaving Shoulder Cloak Cape Marena White Turkey Peacock Feathers

Robin Hill Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Aotearoa Weaving Shoulder Cloak Cape Marena White Turkey Peacock Feathers

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