Kōrero: Moriori

Tree carving

Tree carving

Moriori ancestors made carved images on the trunks of kopi (karaka) trees. Many of these carvings, or dendroglyphs, survive today. They have powerful spiritual associations, although their meanings are debated.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Kathleen Joan Silcock Collection (PAColl-1964)
Reference: PAColl-1964-27

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - Origins of the Moriori people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1680/tree-carving (accessed 21 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017