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.

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.

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.

Image of Taonga Whakairo. This taonga is in three sections. These are a centre panel of tukutuku, flanked by two poupou. The work is rich in symbolism as it depicts the main gods of the Māori pantheon that are associated with our work. The work is also a symbol of LINZ's historic past and of its core business today, of being the kaitiaki (guardian) and interpreter of land information, for New Zealand.

Taonga Whakairo (carved treasure) by tohunga whakairo (master carver) Rangi Hetet in the Wellington, New Zealand national office of LINZ (Land Information New Zealand). Two of his daughters weaved the tukutuku (lattice work) in the center of the artwork.

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.

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.

World of Interiors - Mahia Penninsula Marae

World of Interiors - Mahia Penninsula Marae

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