MAORI KORU PATTERNS | Design Patterns
Maori believe that any object of the Earth has its own life force. While in an inanimate state, this unique force can be altered to have desired effect by incantation or thought. These are normally chosen by the individual, often from amongst a multitude of other objects. The Kohatu is a prized possession of the Maori, part of the perfect balance in one's life.
At Koriniti Marae - Whanganui River Region
Koriniti Marae is nestled into a pretty hollow just above the Whanganui River. It's a lovely marae with a selection of fascinating buildings...
Set of five seamless traditional Maori national Kowhaiwhai patterns....
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KOWHAIWHAI is a type of ornamental Māori art that uses elaborate scroll patterns. These kowhaiwhai patterns appear on a rafter from the Maori meeting house Hotunui, Ngati Maru, Hauraki, 19th Century. Hotunui was built in 1878 and now stands in the Auckland War Memorial Museum.