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Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

Close up of a Fern Frond...which will open into a Fern leaf, or in this case many leaves.

CLEOPATRA and SHEBA-are two great Queens of Ancient Kingdoms of the East?

I love ferns! Close up of a Fern Frond.which will open into a Fern leaf, or in this case many leaves.

Urban Maori Art

In Maori (tribal language in New Zealand) this is called a koru.

Use kowhaiwhai patterns to make Maori culture visible in your centre

Use kowhaiwhai patterns to make Maori culture and the traditional patterns of the swirls and curved lines

Maori Carving - Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Maori Carving Bay of Islands, New Zealand

A Maori waka at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is where the official treaty was signed between the British Crown and the Maori. Waitangi is considered the birthplace of New Zealand as a nation.

A Maori waka at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is where the official treaty was signed between the British Crown and the Maori. Waitangi is considered the birthplace of New Zealand as a nation.

Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai Ngahere Cushion

Borrowed Earth Design Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Kowhaiwhai…