Nga waewae tapu - Maori exploration  The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the demigod Māui, and below him, the two taniwha (supernatural creatures) of Wellington Harbour, Ngake and Whātaitai.

Kupe carving and tukutuku panel – Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

365 Days as it happens: Day 88 Tukutuku panels

These ' Tukutuku ' panels were first gifted to Kohia Education Centre when it was housed in Kohia Terrace just over 20 years ago.

At the moment I’m interested in basing the concept of the underlying typeface on the tukutuku framework or panels. tukutuku panels are important features of wharenui holding important storytelling in...

At the moment I’m interested in basing the concept of the underlying typeface on the tukutuku framework or panels. tukutuku panels are important features of wharenui holding important storytelling in.

At the moment I’m interested in basing the concept of the underlying typeface on the tukutuku framework or panels. tukutuku panels are important features of wharenui holding important storytelling in...

At the moment I’m interested in basing the concept of the underlying typeface on the tukutuku framework or panels. tukutuku panels are important features of wharenui holding important storytelling in.

maori.org.nz Slide Shows: Tukutuku - Weaving Patterns in a Whare

Samples of Tukutuku panels fourn in whare hui, or meeting houses and their meanings.

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