A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery.  You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/

A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery. You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/

- Hongi Greeting - ceremonial touching of noses - Maori Tribe - New Zealand -

- Hongi Greeting - ceremonial touching of noses - Maori Tribe - New Zealand -

According to Māori mythology, tattooing (“tā moko”) commenced in the underworld, and their tattoos (“Moko”) are as unique to the wearer as their own fingerprints.

According to Māori mythology, tattooing (“tā moko”) commenced in the underworld, and their tattoos (“Moko”) are as unique to the wearer as their own fingerprints.

New Zealand | Maori girl in traditional dress ~ scanned postcard image; published by Reed

New Zealand | Maori girl in traditional dress ~ scanned postcard image; published by Reed

Culture strong - MAORI, SAMOAN, FIJIAN, HAWAIIANS, MARQUESANS, TONGANS - POLYNESIAN CULTURE EMBRACED WITH MANA

Culture strong - MAORI, SAMOAN, FIJIAN, HAWAIIANS, MARQUESANS, TONGANS - POLYNESIAN CULTURE EMBRACED WITH MANA

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