Kōrero: Kites and manu tukutuku

Kite-making materials (1 o 3)

Kite-making materials

Raupō (bulrush) was used as covering on a number of smaller kites such as the manu taratahi, the horewai and the manu pātiki. Although raupō was not considered as good as aute (paper mulberry) bark, its leaves were occasionally used as a substitute covering for the wings and bodies of some of the large kites.

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Photograph by Peter Hodsell

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Bob Maysmor, 'Kites and manu tukutuku - Manu tukutuku – Māori kites', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5287/kite-making-materials (accessed 25 February 2020)

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