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|Dimensions||2 x 0.75 "|
Much of Maori theology was based around a great respect for nature and in particular, the sea, as the Maori people had crossed the Pacific Ocean to find New Zealand (Aotearoa) in sailing canoes. They based much of their lifestyle around the resources gained from fishing and agriculture. Legend has it that New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great mariner, Maui, using a line of woven plant fibre and a bone hook.
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