Story: East Coast region

Carving: Iwirākau style (1st of 2)

Carving: Iwirākau style

This carving on a poutokomanawa, the central upright of a house, from Tīkapa on the East Coast, is carved in the Iwirākau style. It represents the ancestor Iwirākau.

Using this item

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Arts, culture and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33435/carving-iwirakau-style (accessed 26 May 2020)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015