Story: Te raranga me te whatu

Tāniko panels, Porourangi meeting house (2nd of 2)

Tāniko panels, Porourangi meeting house

On the right of this photograph, of an inside wall of Porourangi meeting house at Waiōmatatini on the East Coast, a tāniko panel is missing. The gap has been temporarily filled with paper. It is possible that the photo was taken as the panels were being installed. The three panels visible display the representational shapes, names and other innovations that make Porourangi a showcase of weaving and other traditional, yet evolving, Māori arts.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
Reference: 1/2-101053-G
Photograph by William Hall Raine

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Kahutoi Te Kanawa, 'Te raranga me te whatu - Tāniko and tukutuku', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43488/taniko-panels-porourangi-meeting-house (accessed 7 June 2020)

Story by Kahutoi Te Kanawa, published 22 Oct 2014