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Kumete

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Shane Poihipi-Paul Pouako (Tutor)
Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Hinerangi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui
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Kumete or bowls were used for storing and serving food. They came in an assortment of sizes, depths and shapes, and were used in formal settings to impress high-standing manuhiri (visitors). Many kumete acquired personal names and were passed from one generation to another.