How to make a manu taratahi
Follow these instructions to make a triangular child’s kite: Figure 1: Lay the feathered toetoe stalks on top of the unfeathered stalk as shown. Bind the stalks together with string. Figure 2: Lace together dry raupō leaves in groups of six. Start at the wide ...
Manutukutuku. We have been designing our own kites for Matiriki. We have been using fabric and fibre, toitoi & alpaca wool. String & clothing has also been used as well as tin foil and feathers. We have enjoyed it. By Jacob & Decan This is what our manu tukutuku are looking like so far. For further information about Manu Tukutuku click here.
Birdman kite, 1890
In this 1890 photograph of the birdman kite held in the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the teeth, moko (tattoo) and hair made from hawk feathers, can still be seen. Today they are no longer visible on the kite.