Tāne-nui-ā-rangi carved by Lyonel Grant, Bernard Makoare and Manos Nathan for Auckland Zoo Oct 2011.

Tāne-nui-ā-rangi carved by Lyonel Grant, Bernard Makoare and Manos Nathan for Auckland Zoo Oct 2011.

Beautiful illustration. From Elsdon Best's, The Maori (1924)

Beautiful illustration. From Elsdon Best's, The Maori (1924)

Pokiha modeling a fine flax cloak decorated with a broad taniko border along its bottom edge. Photograph taken by James Ingram McDonald at Koroniti, in 1921. Cloaks decorated with taniko on the bottom edge only are called kaitaka patea

Pokiha modeling a fine flax cloak decorated with a broad taniko border along its bottom edge. Photograph taken by James Ingram McDonald at Koroniti, in 1921. Cloaks decorated with taniko on the bottom edge only are called kaitaka patea

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