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Tattoo of Koiri

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by picchio »
2015, Sep 2nd
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DESCRIPTION AND MEANING:

There are some traditional Maori motifs used to enrichen the carved rafters of the meeting houses which appear more and more often in tattooing today, mainly filled with traditional patterns like these:

Traditional Maori patterns

Among them, "koiri", symbolizing prosperity and indicating flourishing, prospering.

Of the two armband-like motifs published here, the first on top is a simplified version of the more traditional one below.

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