Art lessons | New Zealand Maori Koru Art Lesson Plan: Multicultural Art and

Art lessons | New Zealand Maori Koru Art Lesson Plan: Multicultural Art and

Fig. 87. Some plaiting patterns - from The Coming of the Maori by Te Rangi Hiroa on the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection website

Fig. 87. Some plaiting patterns - from The Coming of the Maori by Te Rangi Hiroa on the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection website

Christina Hurihia Wirihana | 'Maori Sculptural Kete Form 1' (Date Unknown). Kiekie strips.

Christina Hurihia Wirihana | 'Maori Sculptural Kete Form 1' (Date Unknown). Kiekie strips.

Pakake <3 Maori have a long association with whales. While whales provided food and utensils, they also feature in tribal traditions and were sometimes guardians on the ancestors’ canoe journeys to Aotearoa. Oral histories recall interactions between people and whales in tribal stories, carvings, specialised language and place names. There is also a wealth of tribal knowledge about whales.

Pakake <3 Maori have a long association with whales. While whales provided food and utensils, they also feature in tribal traditions and were sometimes guardians on the ancestors’ canoe journeys to Aotearoa. Oral histories recall interactions between people and whales in tribal stories, carvings, specialised language and place names. There is also a wealth of tribal knowledge about whales.

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