|Carving wood and weaving Flax into intricate|
shapes and patterns is an art that is worth
keeping in the culture….. and here is an example
of one of the classrooms for carving in Rotorua.
I was mesmerized by the intricacy of the carving.
Abalone shell is used to accentuate the wood
(usually to create eyes)
|This is an advanced carver,|
working on a very intricate Maori
|After leaving Rotorua,|
we headed to Wellington
(where we would put our car
on a ferry to the South Island)
We had the opportunity to visit the Te Papa
Museum which is filled with Maori history and art
|The Te Papa Museum sits next to the Wellington Harbor|
where we just happened
to see some Dragon Boat races.