This turapa (tukutuku) pattern, called Te Ara, is unique to Te Arawa. It symbolises the voyage of the canoe Te Arawa from Taputapuatea to Maketū 26 generations ago.

This turapa (tukutuku) pattern, called Te Ara, is unique to Te Arawa. It symbolises the voyage of the canoe Te Arawa from Taputapuatea to Maketū 26 generations ago.

Topic: Kaitaka style of cloak | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Kaitaka are the fine flax cloaks of chiefs, made from top-quality muka (flax fibre) and bordered with tāniko (geometric patterning). Woven into them is a story of great artistry and innovation.

Topic: Kaitaka style of cloak | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Kaitaka are the fine flax cloaks of chiefs, made from top-quality muka (flax fibre) and bordered with tāniko (geometric patterning). Woven into them is a story of great artistry and innovation.

o	Tukemata literally means ‘eyebrows’, but this design, with its notched zigzag patterns, has different meanings in different regions.

o Tukemata literally means ‘eyebrows’, but this design, with its notched zigzag patterns, has different meanings in different regions.

This is a detailed example of Taniko patterns,which is inspired by the idea of aramoana. The specific colours used are yellow,white and blue to create this purse.

This is a detailed example of Taniko patterns,which is inspired by the idea of aramoana. The specific colours used are yellow,white and blue to create this purse.

The oldest surviving example of a Maori kite

The oldest surviving example of a Maori kite

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