A Maori warrior dressed in his traditional clothing, shows visitors to the village at the Wairakei Terraces in New Zealand, a demonstration of his carving techniques. The carving in front of the man, is just the beginning to a beautiful piece of artwork which takes many months to complete.Each carving done by the Maori people incorporates figures or designs from legends and mythology each carrying a special significance to the culture. Many of the carvings revolve around Gods who protected the Maori people and the nature which surrounds them such as the mountains, waterways, forests and myths of the sea.In this village at the Wairakei Terraces, one will learn many stories by watching this Maori warrior demonstrating the craftmanship of carving.Maori Carving demonstation at the Wairakei Terraces near Taupo, North Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.0, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 130mm.
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