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The Maori from New Zealand honor their ancestors by creating works of art that hold their spirits after death. These spirits watch over them, and to disrespect the art would mean bad luck, disease, or death. How do you honor your ancestors?

Source: “Art Captures Spirit of Maori Ancestors,” New York Times

Gable Peak Figure (Tekoteko)

Gable Peak Figure (Tekoteko)

Africa & Pacific Islands: Owsley Ethnographic Gallery»

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