Story: Oneone – soils

Papahou

Papahou

This carved papahou (treasure box) was used in Northland as a container for treasured items. It has been painted with kōkōwai.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Oneone – soils - Uses of soil', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/19114/papahou (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008