These are three of the more common tāniko weaving designs. The names of these designs vary from tribe to tribe, and in any case are often purely functional and not descriptive. Tāniko expert Hirini [no-lexicon]Moko[/no-lexicon] Mead says, 'The names used could be as irrational as those ...
Saddleback | Sam Clark | Artist | New Zealand
Saddleback (Tieke) pair in Native mountain Beech tree with introduced Chilean Flame Creeper. This is part of a series of four works in which I was exploring the impact introduced invasive plant species have on our native flora and fauna.
Tracey Tawhiao — ARTIVIST : creative by any means necessary!
Tracey Tawhiao Born 1967 Tracey Tawhiao (Ngai te Rangi, Whakatohea, Tuwharetoa) was born in 1967. She is a multi-skilled contemporary artist who has studied and worked in a variety of fields. She is a writer, performance poet, filmmaker, qualified lawyer and practising artist. Her artwork
New Zealand Maori Art
Maori Carving The indigenous people of New Zealand are known as the Maori. The Maori are also Polynesian and it is believed they migrated from Polynesia in canoes around 9th century to 13th century AD. Te Reo Māori is their native language which is also related to Tahitian and Hawaiian. The Maori language and culture has a major impact on all facets of New Zealand life. The Maori comprise approximately fourteen percent of the country's population and the Maori have a rich tradition in art…