New Zealand Poi


Poi is the Maori word for ball on a string. Poi were used many years ago by the Maori people of New Zealand to strengthen their arms and hands and build the skills needed for battle (men) and weaving (women). Eventually Maori women began to show off their skills in a traditional dance. Now people all over the world perform tricks using glowing poi or even fire balls!

Poi dancers

Make Your Own Poi

Poi ball craft
New Zealand Poi Craft


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