New Zealand | Maori girl in traditional dress ~ scanned postcard image; published by Reed

Maori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. Contemporary Maori culture has been shaped by the traditions of its rich cultural heritage.

Tino Glam, Shona Tawhiao (Maori)

Tino Glam, Shona Tawhiao (Maori) “ Tino Glam won the Premier Award and the Obviously Organic category at the 2007 Villa Maria Cult-Couture competition.

Shona Tawhiao Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Whero is red Maori Weaving Flax Harakeke Outfit Skirt Bodice Hat

Shona Tawhiao Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Whero is red Maori Weaving Flax Harakeke Outfit Skirt Bodice Hat

Inspiration for Mataara and Mahuru Norgaard. Mahuru is a Geishmiko, an artist/shrine maiden who embraces her ability to channel Spirit. Portrait | Courtney Rutledge by David K. Shields

Portrait

At a Glance - David K. Shields shares his work for a recent Te Rongo Kirkwood exhibition, a Maori art project showing the stages of life.

The poi used by my ancestors/men to keep there hands/arms/wrist supple for  weaponry war/display … today used by myself and my grandchildren to perform our beautiful cultural dance/songs ...

History of the Polynesian Cultural Center and Mormonism in Hawaii

The traditional poi used in action songs and dances derives from the ancient “Poi Toa.” These artifacts were used efficiently by pre-European Maori – men, women and children. Poi Toa comes from the archaic “ki.

Aloha Polynesia - Maori dances from New Zealand

Aloha Polynesia - Maori dances from New Zealand

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