What are Polynesian symbols?
Polynesian images and motifs
- Enata (singular) Human figures, otherwise known as enata in Marquesan language, represent men, women and sometimes gods.
- Enata (pattern)
- Shark teeth (simplified)
- Shark teeth (complex)
- Spearhead (pattern)
- Ocean (simplified)
What is the Polynesian symbol for family?
The Tahitian tapa’au symbol representing a braided cord symbolizesfamily unity and tradition. The kapua’i Hawaiian motif represents the footsteps of the ancestors. The ritorito symbol represents the central shoot of the flax plant (rito), which is a representation of family in Maori traditions.
What do the Hawaiian triangles mean?
These triangles are a symbol of teeth, usually of a shark. We are a poke shop and we eat like the shark eats. This pattern represents the ‘kalo’ fields. Kalo is used to make ‘poi,’ a standard among Hawaiians.
What are Polynesian tattoos called?
Each Pacific culture had their own very specific styles and tattoo motifs with their own set of meanings. Many of these symbols are present in today’s pan Polynesian tattoos (aka tribal tattoos), but many of the original meanings were lost along the way.
What do Tiki tattoos mean?
They are generally used to symbolize protection and fertility. Arms are usually associated to strength, power, and tiki arms are used to symbolize strength, or growth when they are designed pointing upward.
What does the Polynesian sun mean?
Many rounded Polynesian tattoo designs include the sun’s meanings. In Polynesian culture the sun often stands for riches, brilliance, grandness and leadership. The sun’s periodic rising is regarded as eternity, giving consistent source, which is similar with other cultures.
What is Polynesian art?
Polynesian art is characteristically ornate, and often meant to contain supernatural power or mana. Polynesian works of art were thought to contain spiritual power and could affect change in the world.
What does a stingray tattoo mean?
Meaning: Adaptation The stingray adapts well to the environment and what is happening around it, avoiding danger and catching food at the same time. It is related to this symbolism and can be chosen as a tattoo that represents a person’s ability to adapt to their conditions.