Kōrero: Kites and manu tukutuku

Ūpoko tangata

Ūpoko tangata

This ūpoko tangata (cutty grass) kite is named after the material it is covered with, and is a child’s kite. The frame is made from rush stems. This particular kite is from the Ngāpuhi tribe, and is held in the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob Maysmor, 'Kites and manu tukutuku - Types of Māori kite', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5291/upoko-tangata (accessed 29 July 2021)

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