Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Making a net

Making a net

In the early stages of constructing a kupenga (net), loops are made on a supporting stand. In this instance, the mesh was being gauged by the anthropologist Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-038203; F
Photograph by W. R. Reynolds

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How to cite this page:

Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Traditional practices', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006