Maori Woman Wairakei Terraces | Photo, Information
A Maori woman stands against a tree in her traditional clothing at the Wairakei Terraces in New Zealand.
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Contemporary Maori Tattoo
There was a time not so many years ago when, if you saw a kapa haka group performing, most of the traditional tattoos you saw on the performers were drawn on for the occasion. Not so now. There’s been a huge resurgence in traditional Maori tattoo - though few women actually tattoo their lips (kauae) and chins – chin moko are still largely drawn on, as with the performers shown above. All images Mareikura Kapa Haka performers, Waitangi Day, Christchurch Feb 2009. Ajr However, increasing…
Kaitaka aronui/pātea (cloak) | Collections Online
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Māori weavers developed tāniko by introducing coloured horizontal threads to the whatu twining technique. They worked out that they could combine full and half twists to bring one or another colour to the front. In this way, they could create intricate geometric patterns.
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Exhibition and Workshops, Ruawharo Marae, Opoutama, Mahia, New Zealand. Contemporary and traditional Maori Art.
Gifted Sands Exhibition and Workshops, Ruawharo Marae, Opoutama, Mahia, New Zealand. Contemporary and traditional Maori Art.