Maori art and culture

Collection by Claire Slusher

These days some maori men and women are choosing to have traditional tattooing. Maori man in kiwi cloak with Moko facial tattooing. Rotorua, New Zealand

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Maori man, Rotorua, New Zealand

Traditional Maori Stone Carving, Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand By global oneness project. hand indicative of demi-god status; possibly trickster hero Maui of the region's legends.

Maori Carving

Traditional Maori Stone Carving, Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand

From Italy to New Zealand - GoNOMAD Travel Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around Some of her story at the linkWetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around Some of her story at the link

Angelina: From Italy To New Zealand - GoNOMAD Travel

Gerard Hindmarsh tells the story of his grandparents who, in the early 1990’s immigrated to New Zealand from southern Italy.

Maori man in kiwi cloak making traditional threat gesture, Rotorua, New Zealand by Frans Lanting. This is really what the Maori looked like when they did the traditional warrior dance for us.

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Look at the different Maori Tribal Tattoo Designs! The tattoo design must not be altered to a greater extent so as to preserve the traditions of the Maori people.

This is a photo of George Nuku,Maori master carver, sculptor artist and bearer of Ta Moko (traditional Maori tattoo).

Maori grandmother with her granddaughter. The Maori culture is so fascinating!


Maori culture Inside a Maori meeting house (wharenui) , New Zealand Polynesian People, Maori People, New Zealand Art, Maori Art, Kiwiana, The Beautiful Country, Australia, South Island, Cook Islands
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Ta Moko, or Maori tattoo, is one of the most significant parts of Maori which are the native people of New Zealand.


midnight-gallery: “ Māori Tā Moko face marking was a sacred practice among the indigenous tribes of New Zealand. Each moko design was unique to each individual, (no two designs were ever the same as...

Maori Designs and Patterns Templates

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Wahaika (short club), early century Artist not identified New Zealand, Maor Wood, paua shell (Abalone haliotis), fiber recorded. Received before 1878 Accession

Oceanic Art

The Hawaiian concept of exquisite perfection is hana no'eau. Hana is activity, and no'eau means clever, skillful, wise and dexterous. The philosophy of…

taiaha - New Zealand, Maori

Chief's staff "taiaha" - New Zealand, Maori

Maori Treasures Gallery :: Auckland Museum, New Zealand.

Maori Treasures Gallery - Auckland Museum, New Zealand

Auckland's imposing museum building stands in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano surrounded by parks and gardens. It has the largest collection of Maori and Polynesian artifacts in the world, and for this reason alone is worth a visit. Major refurbishment of the museum is now complete, and the extensive Maori Treasures Gallery is a must-see. Key attractions in this area are the impressive 82-foot war canoe chiseled from one enormous totara trunk and covered with intricate…

Studio portrait of a young woman wearing traditional Maori clothing - Photographed by William Henry Thoas Partington Tonga, Tahiti, Maori Face Tattoo, Polynesian People, Maori People, Native American Images, Maori Designs, Maori Art, Anthropologie
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Studio portrait of an unidentified young woman. She is wearing traditional Maori clothing and is wearing a hui tail feather behind each ear. Photographed standing beside a chair from waist up. She is holding a tewhatewha in her right hand and resting it on her shoulder. Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington in early 1900s.

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Matt Smiler Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Matai Hoe Paddle 3 by monsterfish

Matt Smiler – Hoe/Paddle W

Kura Gallery Aotearoa Art + Design – we exhibit and sell an extensive range of original quality Maori and New Zealand made art and design that is unique to Aotearoa. Established in 1998 Kura has artspaces in both Auckland and Wellington and represents established and emerging Maori and New Zealand artists.

 Maori belles, Bay of Islands, N. series no 545 Shows two young Maori women standing side by side, wearing flax cloaks and long skirts.

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