Friday, June 4, 2010

Marae Carving

Carving Detail
Takahanga Marae
April 2010. Ajr
Takahanga Marae in Kaikoura is one of my favourites. Not only does it occupy a history-riddled hilltop site above the town with staggering views of the dramatic Kaikoura coastline and mountains, it also has an impressive collection of contemporary art - inside and out, Pakeha and Maori (including a beautiful Bill Hammond painted screen in the whare kai (dining room). I won't ramble on about all that here because I have written about the marae previously and shown many examples of the art and carvings. You can see those by clicking on Takahanga Marae in the label line below this entry.

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