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Waka (canoe), New Zealand. The holes in the carving line up with stars to guide the canoe.

Waka (canoe), New Zealand

Waka (canoe), New Zealand. The holes in the carving line up with stars to guide the canoe.

Mahuika is the Māori Fire Goddess. In some legends, she is the younger sister of Hine-nui-te-pō, Goddess of Death. It was from her that Māui obtained the secret of making fire. She married Auahi-Turoa and together they had five children, named for the five fingers on the human hand, called collectively Ngā Mānawa. The symbolism of this connection between fingers and fire is revealed in the stories where Māui obtains fire from Mahuika by tricking her into giving him her fingernails, one by…

Mahuika is the Māori Fire Goddess. In some legends, she is the younger sister of Hine-nui-te-pō, Goddess of Death. It was from her that Māui obtained the secret of making fire. She married Auahi-Turoa and together they had five children, named for the five fingers on the human hand, called collectively Ngā Mānawa. The symbolism of this connection between fingers and fire is revealed in the stories where Māui obtains fire from Mahuika by tricking her into giving him her fingernails, one by…

Piwakawakas. Jane Crisp this would be a great rule for bathroom

Piwakawakas. Jane Crisp this would be a great rule for bathroom

Handcarved Bone  Koru  by JackieTump on Etsy.....LOVE IT!!

RESERVED for taibhse73 ~ Bone Koru & love symbol design~ Hand carved and engraved

Handcarved Bone Koru by JackieTump on Etsy.....LOVE IT!!

Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting)....absolutely stunning...love this piece...very talented artist!

Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting)....absolutely stunning...love this piece...very talented artist!

Ngā mihi whanau! Me timata tātou ki te kōrerotia, ki te mihia ēnei mihimihi i ngā wā, i ngā wāhi katoa! Mauri Ora!

Ngā mihi whanau! Me timata tātou ki te kōrerotia, ki te mihia ēnei mihimihi i ngā wā, i ngā wāhi katoa! Mauri Ora!

Metaphysical Information for Abalone Shell including Zodiac, Chakra, Element associations and the Crystal System by Soul Sisters Designs

Metaphysical Information for Abalone Shell including Zodiac, Chakra, Element associations and the Crystal System by Soul Sisters Designs

masterworks gallery Matthew McIntyre-Wilson has studied Art & Design, majoring in jewellery, at both Hawkes Bay Polytechnic and Whitireia Polytechnic. Mathew is of Titahi and Nga Mahanga descent, and is heavily influenced by traditional Maori art. He has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand.

masterworks gallery Matthew McIntyre-Wilson has studied Art & Design, majoring in jewellery, at both Hawkes Bay Polytechnic and Whitireia Polytechnic. Mathew is of Titahi and Nga Mahanga descent, and is heavily influenced by traditional Maori art. He has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand.