Monday, December 5, 2011

ROTORUA - Wood Carving


We took the weekend off and drove to Rotorua, a village about a four hour drive south.  It is a center for Maori history and also centrally located for many tourist attractions and activities. Our first stop was Te Puia, a Maori arts and crafts institute in a natural thermal valley.

Following are some examples of Maori woodcarving, and finally, a woodcarver continuing the tradition:








3 comments:

Sandra said...

amazing talent here for sure.

Robin said...

Karen, very interesting! The natives do a lot of carving here too, but I don't think it's quite as intricate!

janc@mac.com said...

Not only very interesting but your photos are perfect.