Kōrero: Seaweed

Handmade bags (2 o 3)

Handmade bags

Blades of bull kelp were used by southern Māori to make pōhā – bags which held preserved muttonbirds. The thick honeycombed blade was opened up by hand, then inflated and dried. In this photograph, taken near Foveaux Strait in 1910, a woman splits open the kelp while a man inflates a blade.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: Neg. no. E2918/10

Permission of the Hocken Library Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. Further information may be obtained from the Library through its website.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Traditional use of seaweeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4601/handmade-bags (accessed 11 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006