Kōrero: Kites and manu tukutuku

Birdman kite (1 o 2)

Birdman kite

This Māori birdman kite is held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Its name comes from its shape: a human body and head, with extended wings. It is very similar to the kite known as manu kāhu, shaped like a harrier-hawk, and to a type of kite made with bark of the aute (paper mulberry) plant, known as the peru.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob Maysmor, 'Kites and manu tukutuku - Types of Māori kite', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/5284/birdman-kite (accessed 19 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Bob Maysmor, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006