The native Maori people of New Zealand have tattooed their faces for centuries. They had a complex warrior culture before the arrival of Europeans, and suffered under early colonialism, but have experienced a cultural revival since the 60′s.   The marks are called moko, and are etched with chisels instead of needles to leave grooves along with the ink. The true form is sacred, unique to each. ❣Julianne McPeters❣ no pin limits

bigwordsandsharpedges: “ The native Maori people of New Zealand have tattooed their faces for centuries. They had a complex warrior culture before the arrival of Europeans, and suffered under early colonialism, but have experienced a cultural revival.

Legend has it that twelve large canoes each carried a different tribe. Even today, most Maori people can say which original tribe they are d...

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. This is a Maori woman in New Zealand.

Maori Girl, Aotearoa, New Zealand (Posted on Author Lena Goldfinch SONGSTONE : a Maori-inspired Fantasy novel amzn.to/VjOsZJ)

I like this girl's korowai.(Fethered Cloak) Maori Girl, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Hmm....a documented demonstration of one of the ways the human body can use its energies or a creative picture for some old guys collection? Can this be real or are they lights strapped to their heads  ...?   found on star seed

les-sources-du-nil: Arthur James Iles Maori Women, New Zealand, circa Museum Victoria

Portrait of a Maori man, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie, Hawaii | © Art Wolfe

Portrait of a Maori man, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie, Hawaii by Art Wolfe - The Maori tribe of New Zealand

「彼らがこの世から消えてしまう前に、その記録を世界に残しておきたい!」。イギリスのフォトグラファーJimmy Nelson氏は、2009年からプロジェクト『BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY』を開始。世界の少数民族の姿を写したハイクオリティな写真は、世界中の人々に今まで知り得なかった新しい世界を見せてくれる。彼らと寝食を共にしながら、撮影されたのが、ここに紹介する写真だ。01.ヒンバ...

イギリスの写真家が出会った、世界の「少数民族」

People of the World: Māori - Photographs by Jimmy Nelson The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New.

'Maori people in New Zealan' FatimaHomoud

Maori WOMEN Maori women with Moko New Zealand. The Maori are the indigenous people, or tangata whenua, of New Zealand. The origin of the Maori people has been traced to the.

Dreamt I had a face tattoo similar to this and I put my contemporary glamour make-up on top of it. A small male child feared me. Maori People, New Zealand. Photo by Jimmy Nelson | Yellowtrace

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson

Dreamt I had a face tattoo similar to this and I put my contemporary glamour make-up on top of it. A small male child feared me. Maori People, New Zealand. Photo by Jimmy Nelson

Maori: I believe this dress would have been made out of kiwi feathers and all materials (especially leaves) from the flax plant, that grows abundantly around New Zealand.

Oceania: Maori girl wearing feather cloak and pounamu greenstone, New Zealand

4 Maori Symbol Necklaces and their Meanings

4 Maori Symbol Necklaces and their Meanings

Bound Maori bone carving ~ Hei-Matau stylised fish hook bone carvings or…

Maori Tribe - New Zealand. History: The long and intriguing story of the origin of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

The Maori people are New Zealand natives with an amazing history. Photographer Jimmy Nelson, has made it his mission to help preserve their culture.

ca 1800; wood house post figure, Maori people of New Zealand

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)

Korowai (Maori cloak) - Aotaroagreat to see the younger Maori women learning how to weave the cloaks, a complicated procedure

Korowai (Maori cloak) - Aotaroa (New Zealand) - Great to see the younger Maori women learning how to weave the cloaks, a complicated procedure

Hongi is a traditional Maori greeting, which literally means “to share breath”. Hongi is done by pressing one’s nose to the other person when they meet each other. It is believed that when the two noses meet, people exchange their breath and the visitor becomes one of the local people (tangata whenua).

A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture. The most award-winning Maori culture attraction in New Zealand. Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest.

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