Puhoro Rangahau 2017

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Maori Symbols representing different things and god type objects

Maori North island Puhoro

The early historian and ethnologist Wiremu Maihi Te Rangikāheke drew this puhoro tattoo pattern in about while working as a cultural adviser to Governor George Grey. The puhoro is tattooed on the thighs.

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Duchess of Cambridge and the meaning of the Maori warrior's tattoo

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Learn about the History, Meanings and Tradition behind the very popular Maori Tattoo Art in this in-depth article

Learn about the History, Meanings and Tradition behind the very popular Maori Tattoo Art in this in-depth article


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I saw this image and really liked it. It's an interpretation of Kanaloa, god of the ocean. Figuratively, the word kanaloa means total confidence without arrogance and refers to one's center. Cool, yeah?

KANALOA - Also called Tangaroa, he is the sea god and a brother of the gods Ku, Lono and Kane.

Ranginui and Papatūānuku

Ranginui and Papatūānuku – Māori creation traditions

In 1930 Albert Gobder copied the decorative Maori patterns known as kowhaiwhai from Nga Tau e Waru meeting house in what is now the Masterson district of New Zealand.  Photograph courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library

Albert Gobder copy of Maori pattern, 'kowhaiwhai from Nga Tau e Waru meeting house' 1930

The history of birds of New Zealand, 1888 - Queer postcards

NZ Quail Hawk (adult with young) by JG Keulemans (from Walter Buller's 'A History of The Birds of New Zealand' -

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Maori Alphabet Blocks, design by Johnson Witehira; made by Uncle Goose

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