Oil on board 18″ x 20″
The Maori of New Zealand welcome new comers to the land with a ceremony called the Wero or the Challenge. Several Maori warriors come out with a leaf in their costume and after several movements lay the leaf down on the ground. If you are a friend, you pick it up and the warriors escort you to the land. If you do not pick it up, it means you are an enemy and then you are history.