In Maori traditions(Aotearoa) Taranga, the mother of Māui, stands over her newborn son, who floats on the ocean. Above her the baby lies on his mother's hair. When he was stillborn she set him into the sea wrapped in her tikitiki, a topknot of hair. Māui became known as Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. On one side of Taranga Māui, as a kererū, looks down on his father, and on her other side are Māui's brothers. In this tradition, Māui washed ashore and was raised by his grandfather.

In Maori traditions(Aotearoa) Taranga, the mother of Māui, stands over her newborn son, who floats on the ocean. Above her the baby lies on his mother's hair. When he was stillborn she set him into the sea wrapped in her tikitiki, a topknot of hair. Māui became known as Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. On one side of Taranga Māui, as a kererū, looks down on his father, and on her other side are Māui's brothers. In this tradition, Māui washed ashore and was raised by his grandfather.

Object: Te Po and Papatuanuku | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Object: Te Po and Papatuanuku | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Christine Hellyar: Recent Sculpture and Drawings - Art NZ

Christine Hellyar: Recent Sculpture and Drawings - Art NZ

Robyn Kahukiwa's Mauri Ora! Exhibition  "He Maori Ahau" (2001)

Robyn Kahukiwa's Mauri Ora! Exhibition "He Maori Ahau" (2001)

Placing the Art of Pauline Rhodes

Placing the Art of Pauline Rhodes

Exhibitions Issue 108 - Christchurch

Exhibitions Issue 108 - Christchurch

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