Over the last week I've been attending a Maori Art taster course. During those 4 days we had to complete our NCEA booklet and also create a piece of Maori Art on some MDF board. The one above is mine, using the Koiri patterns and those three colors. Its approximately 80cm x 20cm.
Wairua Kotuku Original
I'd like to make the fishing exhibit more artistic and engaging. I think that maori art and stuff along these lines is interesting from a tourists point of view and it's different than what they might expect from another museum "kotuku_wairua - Shane Hansen"
Taranga, the mother of Māui, stands over her newborn son, who floats on the ocean. Above her the baby lies on his mother's hair. When he was stillborn she set him into the sea wrapped in her tikitiki, a topknot of hair. Māui became known as Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. On one side of Taranga M...
– HAND CARVED JADE TIKI by LEWIS GARDINER of NEW ZEALAND _______________________________________________________ A traditional NZ jade TIKI These two superb carvings are excellent examples …
New Zealand Greenstone Traditional Hei Tiki Necklace
This is a large New Zealand greenstone traditional hei tiki necklace. It has been hand crafted from a piece of deep fern green jade, with paua shell eyes.
Goldie Street Art
Tauranga artist Owen Dippie, recreated the legendary portrait of Ina Te Papatahi, of Nga Puhi (tribe), which was originally painted by Charles Goldie in 1902. C F Goldie was a well-known New Zealand artist, famous for his portrayal of Maori dignitaries. By far the majority of Goldie's subjects were elderly, tattooed Maori of considerable standing in their own society. The practice of tattooing (Ta moko) was no longer current at the time, and the remaining examples were mostly elderly; it was…