Inspiration (15) Maori art

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There are few public markers of Maori art in Christchurch. I was pleased to discover this piece of Fay Robinson: Pouwhema, which emerges from the ground as the tree in which it was carved. Pouwhema symbolizes ancestral ties  of the peoples of the region and tells stories of greatness and survival. Its title means “a post which brings  all peoples together.”

I love all forms of Maori art, of Polynesian origin, which has developed its own identity over the centuries. The materials used are always evocative (wood, jade), shades of red, brown, black and white, inspirational, as well as the intricate motives.

To learn more, click on this link . It is dated but still quite informative.

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