I enjoy watching our mokopuna playing together because they are completely honest about their self-interest. Rules are made up, bent and chucked out at will – all to secure a victory. It got to the point recently where the bossiest moko invented a rule that if you won a trick in the card game being played, than you actually lost. The trouble was he couldn’t quite bring himself to lose a trick and ended up crying because, as his cousins gleefully reminded him, according to his own rule, he’d…
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Ngatai Taepa | Te Hatete o te reo #12 (2010) | Artsy
From Page Blackie Gallery, Ngatai Taepa, Te Hatete o te reo #12 (2010), Automotive paint on custom wood, 123 × 80 cm
Fig. 92. Double spirals, after Anaha. — a, pikorauru; b, takarangi; c, rauru; d, maui; e, whakaironui | NZETC
Fig. 92. Double spirals, after Anaha.a, pikorauru; b, takarangi; c, rauru; d, maui; e, whakaironui.
Maori Carving Art Block Artearoa | Shop New Zealand
Ancient Designs Meet Modern Art, The beauty and grace of Maori carving is captured in this Acrylic Art Block from Artearoa. The graceful, spiraling curves meet in Koru and double Koru designs and are echoed in smaller curves which lap at the Koru like waves on a beach. Maori wood carving is an art form which has been practiced for centuries. The elegant, abstract designs in neutral wood tones of the photograph will compliment and enrich any space. Take home a piece of real New Zealand art…
Hei tiki — ink/wash sketch — Hocken Library Ms 488 — This hei tiki design, sent to Dr Hocken for use as a letter-head motif, is similar to that supplied by Robley to a London jeweller | NZETC
A Maori carving often made from greenstone & worn round the neck as a pendant.The tiki.
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quai branly museum — maori exhibition lighting wall
At the Quai Branly Museum in Paris (itself in a very cool building by Jean Nouvel), I saw this awesome luminous wall in the temporary Maori exhibit. It is a simple design, a stick-framed box faced…