Pounamu Ngai Tahu

by bugbug • Uploaded: Nov. 27 '09 - Gallerized: Nov. '09

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Description: New Zealand Maori Kapa haka group

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pet Nov. 27 '09

very nice this one, well done :)

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BigAl67 Nov. 27 '09

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

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bugbug 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.

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wizmaya 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!

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ndmgfx Dec. 05 '09

i dont understand anything, but i really like it

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bugbug 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.

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straydog Jan. 10 '10

Looks like the vancouver aquarium logo...**http://www.vanaqua.org/

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andrevaleiras Apr. 20 '10

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

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