Story: Māori architecture - whare Māori

Women making tukutuku panels

Women making tukutuku panels

As part of his campaign to revive the traditional arts and crafts associated with the whare whakairo (carved meeting house), Āpirana Ngata encouraged women as well as men to pass on and practise their expertise. These women are working on tukutuku woven panels in the cramped confines of a storeroom in the Dominion Museum, Wellington.

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Deidre Brown, 'Māori architecture - whare Māori - Revival of the whare whakairo', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Deidre Brown, published 22 Oct 2014