The most beautiful ornaments of the world
Maori Warrior Carvings - Te Whare Runanga - Waitangi by BlueVoter on Flickr. Via Flickr: Close up on one of the totems, where all faces have the Maori warrior pose.
Types of tukutuku designs
These diagrams show some of the most common tukutuku patterns and their names (although names vary from tribe to tribe). In more recent times, tukutuku panels have also included representational designs such as the kiwi and whare.
Interior of Te Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa | National Library of New Zealand
Interior of Te Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa showing kowhaiwhai (rafter patterns), tukutuku (woven lattice panels), carved wooden slabs and ...
In the tradition of Ruatepupuke, the poupou (wall carvings) inside Tangaroa’s house were able to move and talk. However, they were destroyed by Ruatepupuke in a fire, which is why the carvings of today are no longer able to talk. However, the best carvings, such as these at Te Herenga Waka ...
Tukutuku panels, Rāpaki marae
Tukutuku maker Reihana Parata combines white kiekie with yellow pīngao to create the Aramoana design on tukutuku panels at Te Wheke, the wharenui (meeting house) at Rāpaki marae on Banks Peninsula, near Christchurch.
This carving depicting the Ngāti Kahungunu leader Nuku-pewapewa is in the meeting house at Te Herenga Waka marae, Victoria University of Wellington. A skilled tactician and fighter, Nuku-pewapewa was instrumental in obtaining the return of Ngāti Kahungunu’s Wairarapa lands from the Te Ā...
Interior detail of Wai-Herehere Meeting House, Koroniti | National Library of New Zealand
Detail of an interior wall of Wai-Herehere Meeting house showing uncarved wall and roof slabs, and tukutuku work. Photographed by James Ingram Mc...