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Pita Broad Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Kauri Putorino Tama Rakatauri

Pita Broad Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Kauri Putorino Tama Rakatauri 2

Tama-Rakatauri
kauri putorino, twine
600 x 60 x 55mm
NZD $1,440.00

Pita Broad Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Kauri Putorino Tama Rakatauri 3  Pita Broad Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Kauri Putorino Tama Rakatauri 4

This  Putorino celebrates the male side of Hine-Rakatauri. The top head represents the male moth listening for the waiata (song) of the female case moth.

The middle figure represents the male after he has mated with the female and is being drawn into the case as nourishment for the eggs as they elvolve into the caterpillar form.

The lower carved head represents the young male moth as he emerges.

The whakarei (patterning) is unahinahi, the fish scale design of the Te Tai Tokerau (Northern) area where the carver originates. This signifies acknowledgment to Tangaroa, God of the Oceans for his continued bounty.

Pita Broad Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Kauri Putorino Tama Rakatauri 5





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