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Korere. A kōrere is a traditional Māori feeding funnel that was used during facial tattooing to feed men of high status. Men receiving tā moko whose mouths were swollen would receive mulched or puréed food through the kōrere. It was also used to feed tohunga that were under tapu.

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Among some tribes the mauri, or life principle, of the kumara crop took the form of a stone figure said to have been born from Hawaiki. This figure is from the Taranaki district.

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Many fishing nets had among their floats of whau wood a carved figure that brought good luck. This one belongs to the Rotorua district. It represents either Tangaora or a tribal ancestor.

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