Like many Europeans in the 19th century, the German artist Wilhelm Dittmer was fascinated by Māori culture. This 1907 drawing depicts Rangi (sky father) and Papatūānuku (earth mother) separated by tī koūka, a cabbage tree.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: P q572.9931 DIT 1907, p. 16
Drawing by Wilhelm Dittmer
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