Joined: Jun 22, 2006
From: Aotearoa / NZ
|Posted: 2006-11-26 12:27 am  Permalink|
Well, he's what I'd call a "Poly Pop" version of a traditional Maori tekoteko, which is usually a figure that stands atop the gable of the meeting house, but sometimes on a freestanding post or as a support element. Like most Maori figure carvings it represents an ancestor, so you want to use the tattoo designs as a rough guideline only.
Here are a few from my image folder - they should be enough to get you going in the right direction...