Maori culture predominantly contains rich components of art styles and colour. In the early years, these art styles were conveyed with deep carvings and incisions that were made on various materials and minerals available during the time, from wood and bone, greenstone and paua shell, to feathers. Many native artists that still follow traditional art forms make use of the same materials. Many people have been influenced by the styles of Maori art by using patterns from the culture for tattoos and prints in its traditional colours of red, black and white. Each shade symbolizes a characteristic and is used essentially for distinctive detail on important structures or monuments like buildings and canoes.
Experience the traditional beliefs and the excitement of the more contemporary Maori art culture. Travel and stay at an authentic Auckland city hotel, close to some of the key attractions and close to the native lands. Copthorne Hotel Auckland would be the ideal recommendation for a Central Auckland city where comfort meet modern convenience for a satisfying stay.