Nga waewae tapu - Maori exploration  The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the demigod Māui, and below him, the two taniwha (supernatural creatures) of Wellington Harbour, Ngake and Whātaitai.

Nga waewae tapu - Maori exploration The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the demigod Māui, and below him, the two taniwha (supernatural creatures) of Wellington Harbour, Ngake and Whātaitai.

Kohai Grace Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Weaving Tukutuku Panel Patikitiki kiekie rimu

Kohai Grace Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Weaving Tukutuku Panel Patikitiki kiekie rimu

Taniko pattern, huaki cloak with three taniko borders, courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2007.616);

Taniko pattern, huaki cloak with three taniko borders, courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2007.616);

ancient weaving patterns | INTERWEAVING NARRATIVES: MAORI TUKUTUKU PANEL | Horiwood's Blog

ancient weaving patterns | INTERWEAVING NARRATIVES: MAORI TUKUTUKU PANEL | Horiwood's Blog

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