Teardrop of the Maori People by Paora Matenga, from Hinuera Stone. Puna Quarry Park, New Zealand

Teardrop of the Maori People by Paora Matenga, from Hinuera Stone. Puna Quarry Park, New Zealand

digital art inspired by the Maori new year Matariki, and star cluster, also a dedication to the beauty that is our Maori wahine. I wanted to give the artwork a celestial feel, not like gods, but apart of the stars and systems, a synergy within. giving you that sense of scope and scale http://www.onesian.com

digital art inspired by the Maori new year Matariki, and star cluster, also a dedication to the beauty that is our Maori wahine. I wanted to give the artwork a celestial feel, not like gods, but apart of the stars and systems, a synergy within. giving you that sense of scope and scale http://www.onesian.com

The Maori people of New Zealand have been decorating their faces with swirling blue tattoos called “moko” for centuries. Originally a sign of wealth for their ancestors, today most Maori people have moko. For women, the ultimate sign of beauty is full, blue lips and tattoos on the chin.

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The Maori people of New Zealand have been decorating their faces with swirling blue tattoos called “moko” for centuries. Originally a sign of wealth for their ancestors, today most Maori people have moko. For women, the ultimate sign of beauty is full, blue lips and tattoos on the chin.

beautiful photo! David K. Shields shares his work for a recent Te Rongo Kirkwood exhibition, a Maori art project showing the stages of life. Model Courtney Rutledge

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beautiful photo! David K. Shields shares his work for a recent Te Rongo Kirkwood exhibition, a Maori art project showing the stages of life. Model Courtney Rutledge

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