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Maori Mask in Te Papa Museum, New Zealand. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand, located in Wellington. It is branded and commonly known as Te Papa and Our Place; "Te Papa Tongarewa" is broadly translatable as "the place of treasures of this land".

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Photo was taken on March 12, 2011 in Waipa Village, , NZ - | Maori | Art | Sculpture |

I don't know what this is, but I like it. OK, it's a crozier but I like it anyway

These highly detailed wood carvings have more or less spiritual meanings. They are undoubtedly made with real craftsmanship. Just like many other Maori art forms they were used as vessels to pass on tribal history

Maori Carving....celtic likeness

Maori Carving