Journal of the Polynesian Society: The Evolution Of Maori Clothing. Part IX, By Te Rangi Hiroa (P. H. Buck) P 111-149
Taniko Weaving. Journal of the Polynesian Society: The Evolution Of Maori Clothing. Part IX, By Te Rangi Hiroa (P. H. Buck) P 111-149
Beyond the Koru by Sandy Adsett, Māori artist (KX30701)
Medium: acrylic on canvas. Size: 48 x 36 inches. These three paintings [Beyond the Koru, Crosspoint, To the Point] focus on this important time of contact, the Maori with the indigenous artists of the Northwest Coast. Our folklore, designs and patterns — we are sharing with each other, and have such a similarity in the Earth Mother, Sky Father, Star Land and creation stories.
The Contemporary Maori Inspired Pattern Work of Mitch Manuel
Today, something a little different. I have decided to highlight some contemporary innovative expansion of the traditional Maori pattern work from New Zealand/Aotearoa. It is the work of Mitch Manuel and is based on both the Koru, the symbolic curl representing the fern, as well as the Kowhaiwhai. Some of you may remember I produced an article about Kowhaiwhai a while ago, the article can be found here. Mitch Manuel takes the Maori decorative traditions, deconstructs them, and then…
The early historian and ethnologist Wiremu Maihi Te Rangikāheke drew this puhoro tattoo pattern in about 1850, while working as a cultural adviser to Governor George Grey. The puhoro is tattooed on the thighs.
Two common types of greenstone tiki design
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