This family is standing outside a whare puni (small communal sleeping house) at Mangaakuta, near Masterton. The story of the demigod Māui fishing up the North Island from a waka (canoe) has been painted on the house’s bargeboards. Landscapes were seldom pictured directly in Māori art.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
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.