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Williams, Herbert William 1860-1937 :Designs of ornamentation on Maori rafters. Nos. 1, 2, 3. [1890s]

Reference Number: E-331-f-001/003

Kowhaiwhai patterns. No. 1: 'Pitau a Manaia; from the Maitu facial boards of 'Te Poho o Rawiri' a house erected at Kaiti, Gisborne about the year 1849. The maihi are now deposited in the Dominion Museum'. No 2: 'Puhoro; this was the pattern of all the heke (rafters) of the same house. The house was 'restored' about 1896, when the rafters & ridge pole were scraped and adorned with a poor pattern which was reproduced from a Otenui cut out of linoleum. These are in the Dom. Mus. some 'heke' from the church at Manutuke with this pattern - large but not well executed'. No. 3 'Mangopare. The pattern of the Tauhuhu of same house' (Transcriptions from Williams' notes in the front of the volume).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings, related to Bishop Herbert William Williams, Augustus Hamilton, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Kaiti, Kowhaiwhai and Mahi toi.

Part of:
Williams, Herbert William 1860-1937 :Designs of ornamentation on Maori rafters. [1890s], Reference Number E-331-f (11 digitised items)

Extent: 3 drawing(s)Red & black ink drawings, each 82 x 350 mm. Art works

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