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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.

Kupe carving and tukutuku panel – Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

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Tukutuku - Weaving Patterns in a Whare represents the separation of Ranginui and Papatuanuku

Samples of Tukutuku panels fourn in whare hui, or meeting houses and their meanings.

tukutuku - Google Search

tukutuku - Google Search

Fig. 89. Lattice-work patterns.a, roimata toroa; b, poutama; c, niho taniwha; d, kaokao; e, patiki.

a, roimata toroa; b, poutama; c, niho taniwha;

Maori Design Annabelle Buick New Zealand Design Kura Gallery Matariki Wall Art 2

Maori Design Annabelle Buick New Zealand Design Kura Gallery Matariki Wall Art 2


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