Story: Regional cultural life

Taranaki wall panel

Taranaki wall panel

This wall panel (epa) from the Taranaki region shows elements of the serpentine style, in which the figures have long, sinuous bodies. The unique shape of the forehead is said to be peaked in homage to Mt Taranaki.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: A77.330
Carving by Te Tuiti-Moeroa

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How to cite this page:

Pip Howells, 'Regional cultural life - Early regional arts and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 July 2020)

Story by Pip Howells, published 22 Oct 2014