KahuroaKahungunu - 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.
Female Mask, Red Moko – sold
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2010 07 13 (02) Te Kawerau A Maki Pou Whenua @ Olympic Park New Lynn-SX10 IS-09
2010 .. Maori Art in Auckland New Zealand Te Kawerau a Maki www.waitakere.govt.nz/abtcit/ne/pdf/infopk-maori.pdf auckland-west.co.nz/?p=1563 This pou whenua, was carved by Te Kawerau a Maki carvers John Collins and Sunnah Thompson. It stands in Olympic Park, off Wolverton Road, not visible from the entrance to the park. The tangata whenua of the Waitakere district are the people of Te Kawerau a Maki. Although they are no longer in permanent occupation of their ancestral…