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The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. They traveled to New Zealand fromeastern Polynesia around the year 128...
For centuries the Maori of New Zealand have been carving and wearing beautiful necklaces. Maorinecklaces are beautiful, un...
The exquisite hand-made Maori pendants andnecklaces symbolize the strength and culture of NewZealands Maori people. Each p...
The bone carving necklaces based on Maoridesigns in particular have special significancebecause pre-European Maori had no ...
These artifacts were then handed down through generations of tribal eldersand became sacred objects or treasures "Taonga",...
It is believed that a Necklace which is worn with respector given and received with love, takes on part of thespirit of th...
Over a period of time the Carving absorbsoils from your skin and changes color to avery light honey gold. Maori believe th...
Tiki necklaces are very ancientsymbols and by far the leastunderstood so there are a number oflegends about itheir meaning...
The Maori name                                           for the South                                           Island, T...
The ornament is unique to New Zealand, asare several other ornaments made from thisstone.
New Zealand Jade is also known as "Green Stone" or "Pounamu" in Maori. The beauty of Jadeis unsurpassed with its semi tran...
Pikorua (Single Twist)the eight-shaped single twist symbolizes the strength of the bond between two people. Itsignifies th...
Double and Triple TwistDouble and Triple TwistAlso an eternity symbol. Refers to the bond between peoplesor cultures rathe...
The World’s most colorful shell, the Paua, is crafted to manufacture an exquisite rangeof jewelers, gifts and souvenirs th...
The colour in the paua shell changes when viewed at different angles.This iridescence is what makes paua shells so amazing...
Text: Internet                                    Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu                                              ...
New Zealand Arts and crafts3
New Zealand Arts and crafts3
New Zealand Arts and crafts3
New Zealand Arts and crafts3
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New Zealand Arts and crafts3
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For centuries the Maori of New Zealand have been carving and wearing beautiful necklaces. Maori necklaces are beautiful, unique, and their various shapes contain meanings that can be important to the wearer. These shapes are rarely seen anywhere else in the world and have spiritual significance.

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    Ahakoa he iti he pounamu (a maori proverb who sais: Although it is small, it is greenstone)
    This is a humble way to deliver a small gift. Greenstone (jade) is an extremely useful commodity which is considered very precious, so although you may not be presenting greenstone, the word pounamu stands as a metaphor for something precious or a treasure from the heart.
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  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1384846-new-zealand-arts-crafts3/
  2. 2. The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. They traveled to New Zealand fromeastern Polynesia around the year 1280 AD. According to Maori legend several large oceangoing canoes (waka) arrived from the mythical home Hawaiki. The actual early settlement mostlikely occurred in waves over time. Due to centuries of isolation from the rest of the world theMaori established a distinct society with distinctive art, a separate language, and uniquemythology. The Maori are also known for their unique tattoos.
  3. 3. For centuries the Maori of New Zealand have been carving and wearing beautiful necklaces. Maorinecklaces are beautiful, unique, and their various shapes contain meanings that can be important tothe wearer. These shapes are rarely seen anywhere else in the world and have spiritualsignificance.
  4. 4. The exquisite hand-made Maori pendants andnecklaces symbolize the strength and culture of NewZealands Maori people. Each piece is carved with aspecific meaning and story behind it.
  5. 5. The bone carving necklaces based on Maoridesigns in particular have special significancebecause pre-European Maori had no writtenlanguage so tribal history and the stories ofthe gods were kept using many forms of finearts and crafts ranging from basket and clothweaving to complex wood, bone, shell andjade carving.
  6. 6. These artifacts were then handed down through generations of tribal eldersand became sacred objects or treasures "Taonga", telling the history of atribe and taking on the spirits of past great leaders and warriors who hadworn such necklaces.
  7. 7. It is believed that a Necklace which is worn with respector given and received with love, takes on part of thespirit of those who wear or handle it. In this way itbecomes a spiritual link between people spanning timeand distance. A necklace that has been worn by familyor tribal members over many generations contains thespirit of all of those people and is truly a great andpowerful treasure.
  8. 8. Over a period of time the Carving absorbsoils from your skin and changes color to avery light honey gold. Maori believe thisto be the Carving taking on some of yourspirituality or essence and thus trulybecoming a part of the wearer.
  9. 9. Tiki necklaces are very ancientsymbols and by far the leastunderstood so there are a number oflegends about itheir meaning. Somesay the Tiki came from the stars andthat he was the first man of theworld. Tiki are also often depictedwith webbed feet which suggests astrong link to the creatures of thesea. Tiki was respected as theteacher of all things and the wearerof this symbol is therefore seen topossess clarity of thought, loyalty,great inner knowledge and strengthof character.
  10. 10. The Maori name for the South Island, Te Wai Pounamu, refers to the stone.There are traditional accounts for the creation of the stone which relate it to the children of Tangaroa.It is a very hard stone and is laborious to work, especially so with the basic grinding tools available tothe Neolithic Maori.
  11. 11. The ornament is unique to New Zealand, asare several other ornaments made from thisstone.
  12. 12. New Zealand Jade is also known as "Green Stone" or "Pounamu" in Maori. The beauty of Jadeis unsurpassed with its semi translucent look and swirls of green. NZ Jade Carvings have anirresistible aura of strength and beauty.
  13. 13. Pikorua (Single Twist)the eight-shaped single twist symbolizes the strength of the bond between two people. Itsignifies the spiritual merger of two people for eternity. Although people will take differentpaths in their lives they will always be connected and will return to each other. The twist is apowerful statement of loyalty, friendship, and love
  14. 14. Double and Triple TwistDouble and Triple TwistAlso an eternity symbol. Refers to the bond between peoplesor cultures rather than individuals. Traditionally given as anoffering of friendship between different tribes.Maori twist symbols also refer to the so called ‘three baskets ofknowledge’. This is a concept that, very roughly translated, hasto do with how, the for humankind necessary knowledge tosurvive, came to the world. According to the legend the godTane (creator of the first man Tiki) brought down those threebaskets from the heavens.
  15. 15. The World’s most colorful shell, the Paua, is crafted to manufacture an exquisite rangeof jewelers, gifts and souvenirs that reflect the iconic status of the Paua shell to NewZealand
  16. 16. The colour in the paua shell changes when viewed at different angles.This iridescence is what makes paua shells so amazing for use injewellery. Each Paua shell is unique and is truly one of natures marvels
  17. 17. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasandaSound: Huri Huri - Kiri te Kanava

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