Waka http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waka_(canoe)

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?

New Zealand Art Print News: Maori Art Design Prints from Menzies "Maori Patterns" released

New Zealand Art Print News: Maori Art Design Prints from Menzies "Maori Patterns" released

Dion Seeling - Contemporary Maori Art Gallery

maori design - the simplicity of it, the maori warrior – his strength and power and the beauty of women.

My Matariki salmon painting! Fusing maori and Salish art! xox

My Matariki salmon painting! Fusing maori and Salish art!

This is an acrylic painting on hardboard titled 'Kahuirangi', which was made by NZ artist Sandy Adsett in 1988 http://artsonline2.tki.org.nz/resources/units/music_units/symbol_2_sound/images.php

Kahurangi Adsett, Sandy ), New Zealand. Purchased 1988 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds.

Contemporary MAORI art  Artist-Rusell Wilson

Contemporary MAORI art Artist-Rusell Wilson

Annabelle Buick Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Mixed Media Weaving Grosgain Robbin Cotton Tape Pael Kowhai I 5

Annabelle Buick Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Mixed Media Weaving Grosgain Robbin Cotton Tape Pael Kowhai I 5

Dion Seeling - Contemporary Maori Art Gallery

maori design - the simplicity of it, the maori warrior – his strength and power and the beauty of women.

Dion Seeling - Contemporary Maori Art Gallery

maori design - the simplicity of it, the maori warrior – his strength and power and the beauty of women.

Maori Pattern - Auckland Art Gallery

Theo Schoon Maori Pattern on whakatane boardCredit:Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1994

Glendale Rangihaeata Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Painting Te Wai Pounamu Manaia  2

Glendale Rangihaeata Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Painting Te Wai Pounamu Manaia 2

more patterns

more patterns

The Daily Telecraft: Art Class Lesson Plan- Maori Pattern Crayon Batik

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