Story: Te ngahere – forest lore



A flax bag called a kopa or tāwiri was used to squeeze tītoki berries. The berries were placed inside the bag and pounded, then the bag was squeezed. The oil dripped into a receptacle underneath.

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Reference: Elsdon Best, Forest Lore of the Maori. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1942

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Fruiting trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007