Story: Te raranga me te whatu

Types of tukutuku designs

These diagrams show some of the most common tukutuku patterns and their names (although names vary from tribe to tribe). In more recent times, tukutuku panels have also included representational designs such as the kiwi and whare

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: Te Rangi Hiroa, The coming of the Maori. Wellington: Maori Purposes Fund Board; Whitcombe and Tombs, 1949

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How to cite this page:

Kahutoi Te Kanawa, 'Te raranga me te whatu - Tāniko and tukutuku', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 March 2023)

Story by Kahutoi Te Kanawa, published 22 Oct 2014