The Cultural Significance of Major Maori Symbols and Their Meaning

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.

toihoukura art - Google Search

toihoukura art - Google Search

A New Zealand Maori nephrite hei tiki; a symbolic representation of 'mana', ancestral psychic force. (Finch & Co)

A New Zealand Maori nephrite hei tiki; a symbolic representation of 'mana', ancestral psychic force. (Finch & Co)

In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki.

In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki.

In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki.

In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki.

New Zealand stamp artwork sans denominations1

New Zealand stamp artwork

New Zealand stamp artwork sans

Browns on canvas, 2/5 from my personal collection.

Browns on canvas, from my personal collection.

Hei Tiki (pendant) Nephrite (pounamu)  H: 10.5 cm  New Zealand: Maori  18th century

Hei Tiki (pendant) Nephrite (pounamu) H: cm New Zealand: Maori

Paua Tiki - Joanne Webber

Paua Tiki by Joanne Webber - prints

scultura maori

scultura maori

19th century Maori bone hei tiki (highly polished). Provenance:… - New Zealand Maori - Tribal - Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collect...

Provenance:… - New Zealand Maori - Tribal - Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collect.

New Zealand Maori Hei Tiki T-Shirts -- Tiki Central

New Zealand Maori Hei Tiki T-Shirts - Tiki Central

hei tiki - Google Search

hei tiki - Google Search

Hei Tiki

Hei Tiki by Henry Krauzyk

Large Traditional Maori NZ Jade Hei Tiki Necklace ; Mountain Jade New Zealand

Mountain Jade New Zealand

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