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Rectangular shaped korowai flaring slightly wider towards the base. Un-dyed muka body using the whatu ahorua knot method with dyed brown muka tassel over the body area and continuous brown tassels along the top edge forming a fringe. Black, yellow and white taaniko along bottom edge using cotton and coloured wool? The taaniko is unravelling in areas creating gaps in the pattern. Other decorative wavy/zigzag patterns created by a double row of brown muka on the main body area above the taaniko and at intervals up the side edges. Muka handles attached at the top row for securing the ends while being worn.
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Bronze exterior archway- Cast bronze, solid bases (whakawae) with a fretwork of spirals and figures decorating the lintel (pare).
Carved interior doors- Carved totara timber panels depicting ancestral figures with the Tuara kuri pattern (notch pattern) as the main infill used on the arms, legs and vertical frieze. The carved panels separate the four large colour steel painted panels that have stylised matakupenga (net) patterns using a painted repetitive "notch" which is derived from the carved tuara kuri pattern.
The interior Tupuna (from left when facing)
Rangi Rārunga (m), Tarawhakauka (F), Ruaroa (m), Te Whiti Rongomai (1st), Te Aniwaniwa (m), Rongouaroa (f), Te Rangi Āpitirua (m)
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