Story: Creative life

Waka huia (2nd of 2)

Waka huia

This intricately carved waka huia (storage box for treasures) is an example of traditional Māori carving at its finest.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Creative life - New Zealand creativity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1738/waka-huia (accessed 29 May 2020)

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