New Zealand Maori Art Photos

Polynesian Maori settlers of New Zealand created an identifiable artistic style which has become a major national identity which continues to evolve.

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Maori gable figure from North Island of New Zealand at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maori gable figure from North Island of New Zealand at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maori treasure box from New Zealand at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maori carved bone club from New Zealand at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Maori gable figure (20th C) from North Island of New Zealand at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maori gable figure (c1880) from North Island of New Zealand at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maori treasure box (late 19th C) from New Zealand at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maori carved bone club (early 1900s) from New Zealand at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Nephrite stone pendant from New Zealand at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Maori piupiu skirt of flax scraped to form a pattern from New Zealand at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Maori carving from New Zealand at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Nephrite stone pendant from New Zealand at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Maori piupiu skirt of flax scraped to form a pattern from New Zealand at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Maori carving from New Zealand at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved face at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved window frame at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved wooden plaque with Maori warrior sticking out tongue in defiance at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved & painted house interior at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved face at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved window frame at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved wooden plaque with Maori warrior sticking out tongue in defiance at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved & painted house interior at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Aotearoa-Maori carved man with piupiu skirt at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Aotearoa-Maori carved man with piupiu skirt at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings atop Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved canoe at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Maori dance apron from New Zealand at Museum of International Folk Art. Santa Fe, NM.
Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings atop Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved canoe at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Maori dance apron (piu piu) (1860-90) from New Zealand at Museum of International Folk Art. Santa Fe, NM.
Maori wood carving art at War Memorial Museum. Auckland, New Zealand.Carved Maori wooden spear heads at War Memorial Museum. Auckland, New Zealand.Wooden Maori relief with jeweled eyes at War Memorial Museum. Auckland, New Zealand.War Canoe carved from Kauri trees in Waitangi. New Zealand.
Maori wood carving art at War Memorial Museum. Auckland, New Zealand.Carved Maori wooden spear heads at War Memorial Museum. Auckland, New Zealand.Wooden Maori relief with jeweled eyes at War Memorial Museum. Auckland, New Zealand.War Canoe carved from Kauri trees in Waitangi. New Zealand.
Details of carvings on War Canoe made from Kauri trees in Waitangi. New Zealand.Details of carvings on War Canoe in Waitangi. New Zealand.Maori meeting house in Waitangi near where Whites & Maori signed peace treaty now celebrated each year on Waitangi Day. New Zealand.Red-painted detail of Maori carvings by Pine Taiapa in Meeting House in Waitangi. New Zealand.
Details of carvings on War Canoe made from Kauri trees in Waitangi. New Zealand.Details of carvings on War Canoe in Waitangi. New Zealand.Maori meeting house (1940) in Waitangi near where Whites (Pakehas) & Maori signed peace treaty now celebrated each year on Waitangi Day. New Zealand.Red-painted detail of Maori carvings by Pine Taiapa in Meeting House in Waitangi. New Zealand.
Maori carvings from the Meeting House in Waitangi in a culture where tongues protruded to scare enemies. New Zealand.Maori art in the Meeting House, Waitangi. New Zealand.Maori mask from the Meeting House, Waitangi. New Zealand.Maori carvings in shop at Rotorua. New Zealand.
Maori carvings from the Meeting House in Waitangi in a culture where tongues protruded to scare enemies. New Zealand.Maori art in the Meeting House, Waitangi. New Zealand.Maori mask from the Meeting House, Waitangi. New Zealand.Maori carvings in shop at Rotorua. New Zealand.
Maori wood carvings in Rotorua. New Zealand.Maori wall carvings in Rotorua, the center of Maori life in New Zealand.Maori carved relief from Rotorua. New Zealand.Detailed Maori carving in Rotorua. New Zealand.
Maori wood carvings in Rotorua. New Zealand.Maori wall carvings in Rotorua, the center of Maori life in New Zealand.Maori carved relief from Rotorua. New Zealand.Detailed Maori carving in Rotorua. New Zealand.
Maori carving workshop in Rotorua. New Zealand.Jade carving at Crafts Institute in Rotorua. New Zealand.Maori carved doorway in Rotorua. New Zealand.Traditional food storage hut at Crafts Institute in Rotorua. New Zealand.
Maori carving workshop in Rotorua. New Zealand.Jade carving at Crafts Institute in Rotorua. New Zealand.Maori carved doorway in Rotorua. New Zealand.Traditional food storage hut at Crafts Institute in Rotorua. New Zealand.
Maori carved canoe prow at Rotorua. New Zealand.Maori carvings in meeting House at Crafts Institute in Rotorua which keeps Maori culture alive. New Zealand.

Maori carved canoe prow at Rotorua. New Zealand.Maori carvings in meeting House at Crafts Institute in Rotorua which keeps Maori culture alive. New Zealand.


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