Thursday, May 21, 2009

Catching Crays

At Auckland Museum. April 2009. Ajr
This was how the Maori caught koura (crayfish) in the old days. I photographed this beautiful piece – Taruke (Ngati Maru, Thames)” at Auckland Museum. They have a superb collection of Maori carvings and artefacts. This craypot is made from “young manuka stems bent around a supplejack and manuka frame and tied together with harakeke (flax) and vines.”

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