Legend has it that twelve large canoes each carried a different tribe. Even today, most Maori people can say which original tribe they are descended from

Legend has it that twelve large canoes each carried a different tribe. Even today, most Maori people can say which original tribe they are descended from

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.

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 are the indigenous people of New Zealand and are known as as daring and resourceful adventurers |  British photographer Jimmy Nelson

The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand and are known as as daring and resourceful adventurers | British photographer Jimmy Nelson

Maori grandmother and her granddaughter outside what looks like their village Wharenui (the tribe's main meeting house) - New Zealand; Love this!

Maori grandmother and her granddaughter outside what looks like their village Wharenui (the tribe's main meeting house) - New Zealand; Love this!

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.

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.

MUA Emily Monique: Maori Tribe

MUA Emily Monique: Maori Tribe

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