Waka (canoe), New Zealand. The holes in the carving line up with stars to guide the canoe.

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?

Te Whiti o Tu - The story of two sisters. Rehutai (mist of the breaking surf) and Tangimoana (the voice of the breaking surf) 2004

Te Whiti o Tu - The story of two sisters. Rehutai (mist of the breaking surf) and Tangimoana (the voice of the breaking surf) 2004 This painting by Bronwyn Waipuka illustrates a story by Wairarapa kaumātua (elder) Mita Carter.

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)

Maori Pattern Tile Art - Wood Art Piece - Tahi

This lovely art piece catches the cultural diversity of New Zealand and it's native people - the Maori

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