Authentic Maori dances draw big crowds on Nguyen Hue walking street in District 1
Hundreds of people come to watch performances by Maori people from New Zealand Thursday night, which is part of the New Zealand festival in Ho Chi Minh City.
Face carving/tattooing was a traditional practice of Maori people, who came from eastern Polynesia and arrived in New Zealand in canoe voyages some time between 1250 and 1300. The drawings give details of their lineage status and origin.
A woman opens her eyes wide, which is one of the Maori traditional facial expressions to show strong emotions. Such expressions are made to greet visitors, for amusement, to acknowledge an important event or achievement, or to prepare for battle.
Wide eyes with the tongue stretched out, a facial expression for men.
The event is organized by the New Zealand General Consulate in the city.
Feather headdress is a typical part of the traditional Maori costume.
Locals have a group selfie with one of the dancers.
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