Story: Māori education – mātauranga

Baskets of knowledge – ngā kete e toru

Baskets of knowledge – ngā kete e toru

This artwork depicts 'Ngā kete e toru o te mātauranga' – the three baskets of knowledge. In one tradition the god Tāne travelled to the highest heaven to collect the baskets of knowledge and bring them back to humankind. This was an explanation for the origin of knowledge.

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Ross Calman, 'Māori education – mātauranga - Education in traditional Māori society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34866/baskets-of-knowledge-nga-kete-e-toru (accessed 18 February 2020)

Story by Ross Calman, published 20 Jun 2012