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 art from the War Memorial Museum, Auckland. New Zealand.Wooden Maori relief with jeweled eyes in the War Memorial Museum, Auckland. New Zealand.Maori meeting house in Waitangi near where Whites and Maori signed the peace treaty now celebrated each year on Waitangi Day. New Zealand.Red-painted detail of Maori carvings from the Meeting House in Waitangi. New Zealand.
Maori art from the War Memorial Museum, Auckland. New Zealand.Wooden Maori relief with jeweled eyes in the War Memorial Museum, Auckland. New Zealand.Maori meeting house in Waitangi near where Whites (Pakehas) and Maori signed the peace treaty now celebrated each year on Waitangi Day. New Zealand.Red-painted detail of Maori carvings from the 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 from a shop in 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 from a shop 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 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.
Meeting House at the Crafts Institute in Rotorua which keeps Maori culture alive. New Zealand.


Meeting House at the Crafts Institute in Rotorua which keeps Maori culture alive. New Zealand.



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