The Maori are the native or indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand (Aotearoa The Long White Cloud). They arrived in New Zealand from e.
Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand
The Maori regard birds as magical and mythical creatures. Myths and legends of the birds were woven into the natural world of the Maori. Some of their feathers were symbols of status, the most valued feathers were reserved only for the high born.
Matariki is a Māori word that can be translated as eyes of God. It is also the name for the Māori New Year celebration and the Māori…