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/ #samoan #tattoo

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/ #samoan #tattoo

Meaning Maori Symbols                                                                                                                                                      More

Meaning Maori Symbols More

Symbols listed by Maori Arts                                                                                                                                                      More

Symbols listed by Maori Arts More

Polynesian Tattoo

Polynesian Tattoo

Maori Tribe - New Zealand. History: The long and intriguing story of the origin of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

Maori Tribe - New Zealand. History: The long and intriguing story of the origin of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

Heavy build, broad,  muscular and brooding, but not scary

Heavy build, broad, muscular and brooding, but not scary

Click on the link to these beautiful photographs and read the insightful comments, educational  scathing criticism,

Click on the link to these beautiful photographs and read the insightful comments, educational scathing criticism,

Maori women, New Zealand, c. 1900. They are doing a Hongi which is a touch of the noses. These is a greeting and also sign of respect.

Maori women, New Zealand, c. 1900. They are doing a Hongi which is a touch of the noses. These is a greeting and also sign of respect.

Entenda mais sobre tatuagens maori (Foto: Site Terra)

Entenda mais sobre tatuagens maori (Foto: Site Terra)

maori map of tribes - Google Search

maori map of tribes - Google Search

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