Maori Carvings, New Zealand. ... Amazing.

Maori Carvings, New Zealand.amazing robintelford Maori Carvings, New Zealand.amazing Maori Carvings, New Zealand.

Bino Smith Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Koru Oamaru Stone Sculpture

Bino Smith Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Koru Oamaru Stone Sculpture

Te Manaia - The Guardian Angel    Maori bone carving I plan to buy for my son. It's our family heritage and he can always keep it with him for protection. :)

Te Manaia - The Guardian Angel Maori bone carving I plan to buy for my son. It's our family heritage and he can always keep it with him for protection.

A Maori waka at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is where the official treaty was signed between the British Crown and the Maori. Waitangi is considered the birthplace of New Zealand as a nation.

A Maori waka at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is where the official treaty was signed between the British Crown and the Maori. Waitangi is considered the birthplace of New Zealand as a nation.

Before the Europeans set foot in New Zealand warfare between Maori tribes was commonplace. From a young age male members of Maori tribes were educated in warfare and combat tactics.   Later on the British colonial troops would find out how fierce and powerful these experts in guerilla warfare were. Typical Maori weapons are the maripu, patu and taiaha.   On the photo a taiaha with greenstone jade spear point resembling the ever reoccurring tongue. This taiaha has a wood carving on the base.

Typical Maori weapons are the maripu, patu and taiaha. This is a talaha. I beleive even their weapons were works of art, which seem to me, to be some of the most intricate carvings of any culture in the world.

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