A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery. You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/ #samoan #tattoo

A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery. You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/ #samoan #tattoo

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor. In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor. In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

Te ao hurihuri (The changing world), tukutuku (woven wall panel), 2013, by James and Catherine Schuster, Te Rōpū Raranga

Te ao hurihuri (The changing world), tukutuku (woven wall panel), 2013, by James and Catherine Schuster, Te Rōpū Raranga

Wahaika Kotiate (hand weapon) - Whakairo Rākau - NZ Māori Art

Wahaika Kotiate (hand weapon) - Whakairo Rākau - NZ Māori Art

Two-handed weapons: taiaha – Mau rākau – Māori use of weaponry ...

Two-handed weapons: taiaha – Mau rākau – Māori use of weaponry ...

Origin: Polynesia, New Zealand, Maori People (Provenance: Deaccessioned from the San Francisco de Young Museum) Period/Date: 1820-1850

Origin: Polynesia, New Zealand, Maori People (Provenance: Deaccessioned from the San Francisco de Young Museum) Period/Date: 1820-1850

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