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Listed under:  Arts  >  Visual arts  >  Handicrafts  >  Māori handicrafts  >  Tukutuku

Sir Äpirana Ngata, 1923

This is a black-and-white photograph of Äpirana Ngata, one of the key Mäori politicians of the 20th century and a significant Ngäti Porou leader, taken by James McDonald in 1923. The photograph shows Ngata working on a tukutuku, or woven panel, that is resting on a trestle. Another trestle can be seen in the background ...


Ötaki church renovations, c1947

This is a black-and-white photograph of two unidentified Mäori women working on tukutuku panels (woven panels) inside Rangiätea, the Anglican church at Ötaki on the lower west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The women are seated, weaving the panels which are being held on a temporary frame. The woman in the foreground ...