Te Ara turapa panel
This turapa (tukutuku) pattern, called Te Ara, is unique to Te Arawa. It symbolises the voyage of the canoe Te Arawa from Taputapuatea to Maketū 26 generations ago.
A early 20th centuryNgati Tarawhai ebonised lidded box, the…
A early 20th centuryNgati Tarawhai ebonised lidded box, the deeply carved lid with a weku head with cut Haliotis shell eyes, further weku heads to the side panels, the front and back panels carved with manaia figures. 21 cm x 11 cm