Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Maori Carving

I am fascinated by Maori Art. It is an earthy, passionate representation of the Maori history and traditions. It is full of symbolism and greatly influenced by ancestral customs and beliefs.

This is part of a Maori carving that forms the entrance to the Waikato Management School. (Check out the detail on the enlarged version.) There are many similar examples across the campus of the University of Waikato.

1 comment:

kenziekylanmom said...

16 years ago I was fortunate enough to travel through NZ with my grandma for about a month. Your country is so beautiful and everyone we met was so kind...I really enjoy your brings back a lot of memories!