New Zealand Art Paintings

The Unfurling Fern, the Koru, symbolising new beginnings again and again!

Maori Wood Carving, Auckland, New Zealand

Maori Wood Carving, Auckland, New Zealand -- TRAVEL by Andrew Shaylor, via Behance .

Carved wood Head late 19th c. Maori carved head displaying distinctive moko (facial tattoos) (Auckland, Auckland Institute and Museum); photo credit: Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY

Actual Head late c. Maori carved head displaying distinctive moko (facial tattoos) (Auckland, Auckland Institute and Museum);

Beautiful Maori Culture!

This is a meré, a hand axe that is primarily decorative, ceremonial, and used in haka and dance performances by Maori people in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Historically, it was a weapon. It is sometimes also crafted out of pounamu (jade).

Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)

Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)

Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)

Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)

Robin Slow Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Painting Kokowai Gold Leaf Canvas Tohora Taniwha #19

Robin Slow , Maori Art Design New Zealand Painting Kokowai Gold Leaf Canvas Tohora Taniwha

This fellow can be found at the fascinating Okains Bay Museum near Akaroa. A beautiful example of Maori carving. NZ

This fellow can be found at the fascinating Okains Bay Museum near Akaroa. A beautiful example of Maori carving.

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