Make Your Own Poi

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Make Your Own Pois Craft Kit
Children will enjoy learning a new aspect to the Maori culture with their Make Your Own Pois Craft Kit.

“POI” is the Maori word for “ball” on a cord.

The POI was used, many years ago, by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand to increase their flexibility and strength in their hands and arms as well as improving coordination.

Wahine (female) dancers perform the Maori POI, a dance performed with balls attached to flax strings, swung rhythmically.

The POI dance was originally used by the Maori women for keeping their hands flexible for weaving and by the men for strength and coordination required during battle. POI are also used as a training aid for other ancient weapons like the Mere or Patu (Short club).