Monday, July 13, 2009

Taonga - Treasures

Auckland. April 2009 Ajr
Auckland Museum's Maori Treasures Gallery is a place of so many taonga (treasures) that it leaves you feeling a little overwhelmed. There's an intangible sense of power there too. It's a place that demands time and attention. This carved head is a Kahia (palisade post) carved in the style of Ngati Manawa and the Tuhoe iwi of the Bay of Plenty Region.

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