Te Manu tukutuku

How to make a manu taratahi – Kites and manu tukutuku – Te Ara .

Te Manu tukutuku

How to make a manu taratahi – Kites and manu tukutuku – Te Ara .

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.


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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.

This stunning carving is an example of the decorative carving inside a dwelling, here the Maori meeting house of Hotenui in the 19th century. The panels next to it are tukutuku wall panels and show the beautiful weaving that was done at the time as well.

This stunning carving is an example of the decorative carving inside a dwelling, here the Maori meeting house of Hotenui in the century. The panels next to it are tukutuku wall panels and show the beautiful weaving that was done at the time as well.

maori.org.nz Slide Shows: Tukutuku - Weaving Patterns in a Whare

Tukutuku - Weaving Patterns in a Whare patikitki = flounder

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Taonga Whakairo (carved treasure) by tohunga whakairo (master carver) Rangi Hetet in the Wellington, New Zealand national office of LINZ (Land Information New Zealand). Two of his daughters weaved the tukutuku (lattice work) in the center of the artwork.

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

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

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