maori design lesson plan
(Teacher’s sample design copyrighted 2011 Grimm) Title: Maori Design Topic: indigenous cultural design Goals and Objectives: Students will demonstrate how to use designs from alternative cultures to inspire an original artwork assigned to them in class. Students will use pattern and a color scheme to create a rhythmic design. GLEs: STRAND I: Product/Performance 3. Communicate ideas about subject matter and themes in artworks created for various purposes A. High School Level I Create original…
Pikorua - This is a Maori twist symbol that resembles an intertwined new-growth pikopiko fern frond found in the damp woods of New Zealand. It represents the beauty, strength and endurance of the bond of loyal friendship between two people. It is also symbolic of the criss- crossing and inter-linked paths of life of friends. True friends share an eternal connection that will not weaken even when the persons are separated at times.
Contemporary Maori artist Steve Hikaiti - new prints
Ngati Po artist Steve Hikaiti draws strength from both the hardships he has endured in his life and his Maori lineage. Steve has raised himself through the adversity he has faced and through his artwork has found a release for his talents. His contemporary Maori art prints display an unrivaled attention to detail and a passion for perfection. Shown here are two of his new limited edition original prints, Patu and Discovery of Life.
The Cultural Significance of Major Maori Symbols and Their Meaning
The symbols of a culture define it. Wisdom of the Maoris seeps through the symbols that represent their ethos. Here is a short introduction to Maori culture's intricate symbology.
Fig. 91. Maori carved heads. — a, weku; b, koruru; c, ruru; d, ngututa; e, manaia (a-d, after Anaha; e, after Archey) | NZETC
Fig. 91. Maori carved heads.a, weku; b, koruru; c, ruru; d, ngututa; e, manaia (a-d, after Anaha; e, after Archey).
Williams, Herbert William 1860-1937 :Designs of ornamentation on Maori rafters. Nos. 4, 5, 6 [1890s] | National Library of New Zealand
No. 4: 'Kowhaiwhai Kupe Rua. From a house at Te Kure-a-Tuatai, near Gisborne. A careful examination will show this to be identical with 2'. No. 5:...