Kaupapa on taniko waistband worked in natural, red and dyed black muka. Patterns are niho taniwha. Whatu weave. Five whenu to every 10mm. Thin whiri plait along the top of waistband is twisted with red coloured muka. No kaupapa on back of piupiu. On frontside pattern there are two broad black strips running horizontally. There is also two red and natural coloured poipoi attached to waistband.
Māori Legends, Stories and Myths
Māori legends, stories and myths are passed down through the generations by the tradition of oral history - the telling of ancient stories, myths and legends. This tradition continues today and is practised in schools, on many marae and by many parents. On many marae, elders teach tribal lore, etiquette and genealogy. They also retell the Māori legends that form the basis of Māori beliefs.