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Image result for maori maraes tainui

Carved maori storage house (Pataka)

Carved maori storage house (Pataka)

Object: Kete kiwi (feather bag) | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Object: Kete kiwi (feather bag) | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

INFO SHEET - Pre-European Māori measurement - Due to the geographical isolation of New Zealand, pre-European Māori had little contact with neighbouring islands. Trade and commerce were internally based so there was no need for a precise measuring system. However, activities such as wharenui construction, waka making, woodcarving and weaving did require a high degree of precision.

INFO SHEET - Pre-European Māori measurement - Due to the geographical isolation of New Zealand, pre-European Māori had little contact with neighbouring islands. Trade and commerce were internally based so there was no need for a precise measuring system. However, activities such as wharenui construction, waka making, woodcarving and weaving did require a high degree of precision.

Inside a Wharenui, or traditional Maori meeting hall

Inside a Wharenui, or traditional Maori meeting hall

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