Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Pātua

Pātua

This pātua (food container) is made from tōtara bark and decorated with feathers. Sometimes pātua were made from the bark of hīnau.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Fruiting trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14115/patua (accessed 31 May 2020)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007