Kōrero: Te ao tūroa

Raranga harakeke (2 o 3)

Raranga harakeke

He maha ngā mea ka tareka i te harakeke (Phormium tenax). Ko tētahi o ngā mea ka taea i te harakeke ko te kete. I rangaa ēnei kete i Hiruhārama i te awa o Whanganui i te tau 1921. He nui ngā mahinga o te kete – hei hāpai ō, hei kawe taonga kahurangi pēnei i te korowai tapu me te pounamu. He pai te kete mō te kohikohi mātaitai, i te mea ka whakatahea te wai ki waho. Tērā te kete whakairo, ingoatia peratia ai nā te mea mā te tohunga rā anō e raranga. He taha wairua kei te mahi raranga. Hei tā te Māori, he kauwaka te tohunga raranga mō ngā auahatanga a ngā atua.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PA1-q-257-62-1
Photograph by James Macdonald

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Carl Walrond, 'Te ao tūroa - Te wao nui a Tāne', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2682/raranga-harakeke (accessed 18 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond