Story: Te tāhere manu – bird catching

Pātua (2nd of 2)

Pātua

Pātua were containers made from the inner bark of the tōtara tree. They were often used to preserve birds in their own fat. The pātua was then covered with leaves and a flat piece of bark, and placed in the pātaka (storehouse).

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te tāhere manu – bird catching - Seasons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11965/patua (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007