Maori man, Pacific Islands

New Zealand: a world beyond rugby

Māori are the tangata whenua (indigenous people of the land) of New Zealand.Maori people define themselves by their iwi (tribe), hapu (sub-tribe), maunga (mountain) and awa (river).

Wellington - New Zealand - The National Tattoo Museum

Charles Frederick Goldie was a well-known New Zealand artist, famous for his portrayal of Māori dignitaries.

For Maori women, Ta Moko(the markings on the chin) represents achievement, adulthood and aristocracy

For Maori women, Ta Moko(the markings on the chin) represents achievement, adulthood and aristocracy

For Maori women, Ta Moko(the markings on the chin) represents achievement, adulthood and aristocracy

For Maori women, Ta Moko(the markings on the chin) represents achievement, adulthood and aristocracy

E HOKI MAI-(the home coming)  The journey of the Maori is seen by many as the return to the land where they came from. The bond to Papatuanuku (mother earth) is strongest for women. Red is the colour of blood and earth - the most sacred colour for Maori people. Women are the most vulnerable and carry the seed of the spirit. Men who have lost the bond to Papatuanuku can regain it in togetherness with women.

E HOKI MAI-(the home coming) The journey of the Maori is seen by many as the…

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