La pierre sacrée des Maori

Published: July 28, 2017

Maori treasures from the collections of New Zealand’s Te Papa Tongarewa Museum and the Ngāi Tahu iwi (family clan) are being showcased in the exhibition La pierre sacrée des Maori, on view at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac until October 1, 2017. The subject of the exhibition is pounamu, the sacred greenstone that is a hallmark of Maori art and that is found in the riverbeds of Te Waipounamu, New Zealand’s South Island. This five-part exhibition presents the rich and varied culture of New Zealand’s first inhabitants, beginning with the first navigators who arrived there some 800 years ago.

Find out more at the Musée du Quai Branly’s official site.