Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever
In Polynesian mythology (Tuamotus), Faumea is a Polynesian ocean goddess. Tangaroa and Faumea had two sons together: Tu-Nui-Ka-Rere and Turi-A-Faumea. Later, Turi-A-Faumea's wife Hina-Arau-Riki was kidnapped by the octopus-demon Rogo-Tumu-Here. Faumea helped Tangaroa and their sons rescue Hina by withdrawing the opposing winds into the sweat of her armpit and then releasing them to power the heroes' canoes.
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Korowai (Maori cloak) - Aotaroagreat to see the younger Maori women learning how to weave the cloaks, a complicated procedure
The 6 Million Dollar Story • "The Atlas of Beauty" by Mihaela Noroc
Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc, has travelled the world to photograph women from different cultural backgrounds. The result is "The Atlas of Beauty".
Portrait | Courtney Rutledge by David K. Shields
At a Glance – David K. Shields shares his work for a recent Te Rongo Kirkwood exhibition, a Maori art project showing the stages of life. Model Courtney Rutledge (N Model New Zealand) represents youth in traditional clothing styled by Kirkwood.
Rehutai and Tangimoana
This painting by Bronwyn Waipuka illustrates a story by Wairarapa kaumātua (elder) Mita Carter. Rehutai and Tangimoana were beautiful twin sisters who lived on the banks of the Ruamāhanga River. Both fell in love with Rautoroa, a handsome warrior, who could not decide which of them to marry. ...