Friday, May 21, 2010

Hongi: Maori Greeting :)

Another great card from New Zealand and again from dear Annie (Wildfire in the forums). This one was for Alphabet RR, Group M4: M for Maori.

The hongi or light pressing of noses and holding hands is a traditional Maori greeting. It is still used at traditional meetings among members of the Maori people and major ceremonies. In the hongi the breath of life is exchanged and intermingled.

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