Maori mask.

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, stages the first exhibition on mainland France to focus on one of the oldest civilisations of Oceania

A carved-wood Maori house-post figure (amo), c.1800; an ancestor image, this figure may depict an ancient warrior with his tongue thrust out in defiance and threat. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A carved-wood Maori house-post figure (amo), an ancestor image, this figure may depict an ancient warrior with his tongue thrust out in defiance and threat. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Maori Mask

Maori Mask New Zealand Photograph - Maori Mask New Zealand Fine Art Print

Rotorua is the home of Maori culture in New Zealand and the intricately carved statues are everywhere.

Rotorua is the home of Maori culture in New Zealand and the intricately carved statues are everywhere

Maori Tiki Wood Carving     first man, fertility symbol     A Tiki wood carving with typical characteristics such as paua shell eyes, the tilted head, a jutting tongue, the traditional three fingers on each hand and spiral shaped (koru) patterns

Maori Tiki wood carving - First Man (fertility symbol) - wood carving with typical characteristics such as paua shell eyes, the tilted head, a jutting tongue, the traditional three fingers on each hand and spiral shaped (koru) patterns

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