Matariki - the face of god\goddess. In some Maori traditions the star cluster of Pleides is called Matariki, the seven sisters.
Jomon goddess figure, left side. (Japan's Jomon era: 14,000 BC to about 300 BC)
Look what these children made with just sticks and leaves! What a great way to take creativity outdoors.
Yoshitomo Nara Bonsai
'Multi-Culture-Altruism' by onesian
Maori Moko Painting by Troy Carney
In Maori traditions(Aotearoa) Taranga, the mother of Māui, stands over her newborn son, who floats on the ocean. Above her the baby lies on his mother's hair. When he was stillborn she set him into the sea wrapped in her tikitiki, a topknot of hair. Māui became known as Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. On one side of Taranga Māui, as a kererū, looks down on his father, and on her other side are Māui's brothers. In this tradition, Māui washed ashore and was raised by his grandfather.