Muriranga-whenua, one of Māui's kuia (gandmothers) is shown holding out her jawbone to her mokopuna (grandchild). Māui (shown below) made a patu (club) of his kuia's jawbone to fight the sun, and later fashioned it into a fishhook with which he fished up the North Island. This painting is by Robyn Kahukiwa.
Courtesy of Robyn Kahukiwa
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Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection
Oil on board by Robyn Kahukiwa
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