Wiri is a movement of the hands in haka

Feb. 25, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

The wiri is a side to side movement of the whole hand and is not a wriggling of the fingers. Different tribal groups have different styles of wiri. The wiri is said to represent the world around us, from the shimmering of the waters of a bright sunny day, to the heat waves rising from the ground to the wind rustling the leaves of the trees. Each tribal group comes from a unique environment and the different styles of wiri reflect this. The wiri is an integral part of Māori movement, seen in haka, as well as making the deceptive movements of Maori warriors, which is essential in the arts of combat.

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