Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.
The Maori tribe is native to New Zealand; their predecessors having migrated from Eastern Polynesia. The Polynesians first started moving to New Zealand after 800A.D. Hence the Maori tattoos have been around for a very long time and their roots are traced back to the art and culture of Polynesia. There are plenty of Maori tattoos photos or foto tatuaggi Maori as they are referred to in Italian for you to browse through.