Waka (canoë), Nouvelle-Zélande

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?

topmodelcentral: Danielle Hayes test shot ~ New Zealand (2) ~ by Brooke Miller

Beautiful Moko - topmodelcentral: Danielle Hayes test shot ~ New Zealand ~ by Brooke Miller

Maori man in kiwi cloak with Moko facial tatooes, Rotorua, New Zealand

Portrait - Maori man in kiwi cloak with Moko facial tatooes, Rotorua, New Zealand

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around 1900

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around Some of her story at the link hey look!

Mannequin/life caste of a Maori chief wearing a rain cape over a korowai (tag cloak); holding a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff), wearing a hei tiki (neck pendant), and two huia feathers in his hair. | 19th century | Photographic print; © The Trustees of the British Museum

Mannequin/life caste of a Maori chief wearing a rain cape over a korowai (tag cloak); holding a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff), wearing a hei tiki (neck pendant), and two huia feathers in his hair.

New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick. Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard

New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick. Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard

Zdjęcie użytkownika Daniela Uhlig.

Berlin artist and illustrator Daniela Uhlig shares some beautiful portraits of ethnic women using digital mediums. Prolific Berlin artist a.

Mikaara Kirkwood for Te Rongo Kirkwood. Photographer: David K. Shields. Bethell’s Dunes, NZ. #Maori #Moko

Mikaara Kirkwood & Zach Vickers - Contemporary Maori glasswork artist and jewelry designer Te Rongo Kirkwood features Mikaara Kirkwood and Zach Vickers in the latest look book for her collection.

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