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Manos Nathan's 'Whakapakoko III'

Manos Nathan's 'Whakapakoko III'

Manos Nathan had a background in traditional Māori woodcarving and moved onto clay work in the 1980s. His work has been exhibited in New Zealand and overseas, including in major exhibitions in the United States and Canada. Nathan was a co-founder of Nga Kaihanga Uku, a Māori clayworkers' organisation. This piece, 'Whakapakoko III', is a contemporary take on the traditional whakapakoko (burial chest), which held the bones of deceased people.

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Sculpture by Manos Nathan

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft becomes mainstream, 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014