Maori Treasures Gallery - Auckland Museum, New Zealand
Auckland's imposing museum building stands in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano surrounded by parks and gardens. It has the largest collection of Maori and Polynesian artifacts in the world, and for this reason alone is worth a visit. Major refurbishment of the museum is now complete, and the extensive Maori Treasures Gallery is a must-see. Key attractions in this area are the impressive 82-foot war canoe chiseled from one enormous totara trunk and covered with intricate…
c. 1901-1910. Makareti (Maggie) Papakura at Te Taura meeting house, Whakarewarewa. Maggie later strove to break the colonial photography of 'dusky maiden' & 'south seas belle.' #Maori #Carving
Maori art - New Zealand
Traditional Maori statue with Moko facial tattoo and glowing white eyes at the entrance of the Government Gardens, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand © www.myplanetexperience.com
Taurapa (canoe sternpost)
This beautifully carved taurapa (sternpost) is part of the renowned waka (canoe), Te Toki a Tapiri. In one tradition, spiders were said to have carved the stern and prow of the first waka. That is why the web-like spiral form (known as mata kupenga) features so prominently on the stern ...
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Koruru (gable mask) | Collections Online
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