Tapa cloth. ca. 1885 |  Hiapo is the Niuean word for tapa cloth. Traditionally it was patterned with designs unique to the island, many of them depicting events that were topical at the time the hiapo was painted. In recent years, hiapo art has been enjoying a revival

1885 // Hiapo is the Niuean word for tapa cloth. Traditionally it was patterned with designs unique to the island, many of them depicting events that were topical at the time the hiapo was painted.

Ranui - Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Gordon Walters: Koru - Ngā Toi Arts Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Maori Art Hurihuri The Twist Design Pounamu Carving Kura Gallery New Zealand Art Design

Maori Art Hurihuri The Twist Design Pounamu Carving Kura Gallery New Zealand Art Design

koru

AbOriginalzc Maori Koru Ornament Round New zealand Round Ornament by CafePress

This maori cloak has lots of different taniko patterning an example of this is the aramoana,sea stripes.

He korowai aroha ki a kōtahi ai tātou te iwi māori

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