Artistic Expressions

A small sample from among the countless artistic expressions created by individuals and communities around the world for the occasion of the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

Festivities inspire carving of a traditional Māori post

A group of younger youth in the Somerfield neighborhood of Christchurch have collaborated with friends knowledgeable in Tikanga Māori to design a pou - a traditional Māori post. The youth commissioned a local carver who crafted the beam of recycled mātai according to their design, as they read stories from the life of Bahá’u’lláh. The carving was placed beside a native tree being planted by the community in honour of the celebrations at the Ernle Clark Reserve, during a ceremony as part of the bicentenary commemorations.