next we visited te puia, new zealand māori arts & craft institute at the whakarewarewa thermal valley, rotorua. above is the pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony). we were lead to the sacred meeting house and enjoyed māori cultural performances.
some of the craft work around the area. beautiful.
love the details.
that boat was built and crafted straight from a tree and sits 22 people!
detailed carving in and on the boat. i'm starting to grow a liking on māori motives.
the national carving school, one can learn the knowledge of māori art, and pass down to the next generation. check out his earring!