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

^Waka (canoe), New Zealand

Waka brought divine gifts to the Maori First Nation. For this reason the waka inspire kotahitanga (unity) even today. My mind wonders that if Hawaii, Rapanui and Aotearoa were all reached by Waka what would have prevented them from reaching the Americas?

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions Link with "The Little Fishes" legend -

Aotearoa (NZ) young women in traditional/ceremonial dress - Polynesian Cultural Center

Aotearoa (NZ) young women in traditional/ceremonial dress - Polynesian Cultural Center // like the lip coloring and chin tattooing of Maori traditional dress

Maori meeting house, NZ  HDR 16 by SickNote75, via Flickr.

Maori culture Inside a Maori meeting house (wharenui) , New Zealand

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