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: