The Sahara Desert.
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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.
Hei-Tiki, jade, New Zealand, 19th century. The Tiki carvings are found thoughout Polynesia but in New Zealand they were carved from the local greenstone (jade) and worn as treasure. This early one was probably carved without metal tools and has paua (mother-of-pearl) shell inlay in the eyes.