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Picture of Maori women from the 1800's.
Here if glory is a Moari high born (worrior class) women. Notice the Moko or facial tattoo's made in the old way with chisel and ink, even over all her lips. The Tiki or jade stone pedant hanging form her neck for protection. And the Pounamo Mere or Jade hand axe, a prized item. This material was the most precious thing the Moari believed it help spirit and also was very hard for making very good weapons from.
Poi History, History of Maori POI in New Zealand.
Article on History and Culture, Poi History, History of Maori POI in New Zealand. . POI is the Maori word for ball on a cordSee above an example of short and long Poi used in dance - Maori KapahakaThe Poi was used, many years ago, by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand to increase their flexibility and strength in their hands and arms as well as improving coordination.Wahine female dancers perform the Maori Poi, a dance performed with balls attached to flax strings, swung…
Piupiu / flax skirt
Made from harakeke (flax/phorium tenax) that (when dried without a softening process) dries into hard tube-like strands. The patterns in the top band of the taniko are created with muka threads that have been dyed using traditional methods.
VERONICA Ta Moko * Maori Tattoo
Ta Moko has been in the Maori Culture for over a thousand years. According to Archaeological evidence, in New Zealand, tattooing came from Eastern Polynesian Culture. Maori tattoos are very important and people who were without tattoos considered to be without status or worth. The meanings of Maori tattoos were more than decorative – they were a show of strength, courage and status. All symbols have a meaning; a tribal link that tells the background and stories of the wearer. Moko is a…