mĀori arts website
For artists and art enthusiast. Māori arts was launched in the year 2000 by Tiki O'Brien. www.tikitat.com The purpose to provide a simple and easy method for people to navigate into the rich source of traditional and contemporary Māori media, from tattoo, carving, painting, weaving, sculpture and more. As seen through the eyes of an experienced Māori artist.
Taking Māori arts to the world has always been the main message. The internet is overwhealmed with thousands of pages and information about Māori arts. It is the hope through this doorway you will be inspired to look further into the rich history that is Māori-arts. Tiki O'Brien is a Māori artist. Tamoko designer. For more information on Māori tattoo designs check out www.tikitat.com or his links bottom of page.
Māori tourism is unique to the New Zealand landscape alongside the natural beauty , history, culture and traditions of the Māori. Māori tourism gives you the opportunity to experience the sacred lands, oceans, lakes and valleys the way ancient Māori saw it. .
Whakairo is the traditional art of Māori carving on wood, stone and bone. Many meeting houses and churches highly ornate and decorative have been fully carved by well known Māori master carvers in New Zealand. This ancient form is very much alive and thriving in the carving schools and arts and craft..
Maori organisations feature in many areas such as sports, education, health and well being. Rich in culture, history and knowlege passed down by their ancestors, every tribe has their own way of portraying their tikanga and kawa to express their cultural values .
New Zealand is the home of Maori tattoo better known as Tā Moko. A new term used to describe this art form is kirituhi or skin art. Māori tattoo is world renown and despite many Māori inspired tattoos being manufactured over seas. Māori tattoo artists maintain the art today true to form.
Māori weaving uses harakeke (flax) a native plant used for weaving items such as mats, baskets and bags, just to name a few. But what needs to be mentioned is how Māori weaving including the art of Māori cloak making has evolved to new artistic heights and works of art.
Māori media traditional and contemporary is the medium from which all communicative, creative and artistic forms of expression, including language is brought together for the purpose of education, learning and conveying a powerfull message.
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