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Hongi is a traditional Maori greeting, which literally means “to share breath”. Hongi is done by pressing one’s nose to the other person when they meet each other. It is believed that when the two noses meet, people exchange their breath and the visitor becomes one of the local people (tangata whenua).
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Symbolism: Pikotahi (Single Twist Infinity Loop): Eternal Love. Maori single twists depict two new fern shoots growing together intertwined. Koru (Spiraling Scrolls): The Koru, Which is Often Used in Maori Art as a Symbol of Creation, is a Scroll Shape That is Linked to New Zealand Silver Fern Plants.