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Pounamu Ngai Tahu

by bugbug • Uploaded: Nov. 27 '09
Gallerized Nov. '09 2095598eec0410d81d1674ff2095d21f.png
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Description: New Zealand Maori Kapa haka group

Status: Nothing set

Commenting: Not seeking critique, comments fine

Tags: Kapa hakaNew Zealand

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pet said on Nov. 27 '09

very nice this one, well done :)

BigAl67 said on Nov. 27 '09

Great work. And this is coming from a Ngai Tahu descendent if that means anything. Keep it up.

lefty said on Nov. 27 '09

Beautiful, very interesting composition.

bugbug said on Nov. 27 '09

Thank you all. There is meaning. Pounamu (greenstone or jade) is very important to the Ngai Tahu, as is the land and waterways. Pounamu is generally found in the beautiful South Island rivers of New Zealand. Blue represents water, green is pounamu, taupe is the land/mountains.

wizmaya said on Nov. 28 '09

I'm quite familiar with Maori art as I spent about 2 years in Wanganui, NZ during my university days. This one has a very edgy, modern approach to it. Very nice, love it!

dikkers said on Nov. 30 '09

sweet as!

ndmgfx said on Dec. 05 '09

i dont understand anything, but i really like it

bugbug said on Dec. 06 '09

Thanks ndmgfx. Sorry if it confuses you. I guess if you saw this in context, in terms of the regional art, it might make more sense.

straydog said on Jan. 10 '10

Looks like the vancouver aquarium logo...

http://www.vanaqua.org/

eziemac said on Jan. 10 '10

no it doesn't

andrevaleiras said on Apr. 20 '10

that is outstanding! love maori art, love new zealand... awesome!

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