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.
Introducing Maori Lifestyles
The day I drove into Pakiri Beach north of Leigh in the sunny north of the North Island, the sun was not long up, it was already warm and I had the beach entirely to myself - except for a rather nasty bull terrior that decided I looked like a juicy snack! It's one of those places I now have on my list of 'Places I Must Return To.' The whole area has a rich Maori history and not far away, Te Kiri Marae at Leigh is also worth a visit. As I've mentioned many times, I love driving down side…
Tukutuku Panels Central Library - Libraries - Image collection - Heritage
A selection of thumbnails of heritage photos from Christchurch City Libraries Historic Photographs Collection - click through to view the photos
A recent acquisition to mark the end of this year’s Matariki celebrations | Te Papa’s Blog
“Matariki Ahunga Nui – Matariki is a provider of abundant resources” This recent acquisition (purchased June 2013) is a tukutuku tūrapa, or panel named ‘Matariki’. It was woven to acknowledge the Maori New Year by master weaver Sonia Snowden (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whātua, Ngā Puhi). It is made of kiekie, pīngao ,Read more