Heru : origin: Maori ( Aotearoa, NZ ) type: ornamental hair comb.

Heru : origin: Maori ( Aotearoa, NZ ) type: ornamental hair comb.

Kahuroa Kahungunu - Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi. Incorporating an ancestor into the dwelling is a common architectural feature of the canoe and meeting houses.

Kahuroa Kahungunu - Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi. Incorporating an ancestor into the dwelling is a common architectural feature of the canoe and meeting houses.

Detail of wood carving from the ceremonial Māori war canoe Ngātokimatawhaorua

Detail of wood carving from the ceremonial Māori war canoe Ngātokimatawhaorua

Pounamu and bone koru pendant by ~savagewerx on deviantART

Pounamu and bone koru pendant by ~savagewerx on deviantART

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