Kōrero: Kites and manu tukutuku

Flax (2 o 3)

Flax

Flying lines, called aho tukutuku, were made of fine twisted muka (flax fibre). Harakeke (flax) was also used as a binding cord on most kite frames, and secured the base of birdman kites.

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Photograph by Peter Hodsell

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob Maysmor, 'Kites and manu tukutuku - Manu tukutuku – Māori kites', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5288/flax (accessed 27 February 2020)

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