The mōkihi (known to Europeans as a moki or moggy) was a raft made of bundles of flax or raupō (bulrush) stalks. It was invented and used by Māori, but some Europeans also used the craft when exploring their new country. This sketch by missionary Richard Taylor shows a Māori crossing a river on a raupō mōkihi, probably in the 1840s.
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