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).

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