Story: Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia



Singer Hinewehi Mohi wears body paint as a representation of Raukatauri, the goddess of music. Hineraukatauri is personified as the case moth, on which the pūtōrino (flute) is modelled. She is holding a pūtōrino while gazing at a case moth hanging from a tree.

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Model: Hinewehi Mohi; Body Paint Artist: Myrtha Heydenrijk; Graphic Designer: Lane Worrall; Photographer: Chris Traill

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Ross Calman, 'Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia - The social aspects of leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013