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Tekoteko

Wood Carving

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Earle Watene Kai Whakairo (Graduate Carver)
Ngāti Whātua
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$3,600 NZD

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900mm x 150mm x 170mm
2519NZ
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The tekoteko is a stylised representation of the main progenitor of a tribe and is the most focal point of the whare whakairo (carved tribal meeting house). They can be found – on traditional meeting houses – either at the highest point at the front apex of the roof or at the front central post. They can also be found at the base of the poutokomanawa (the main central ridge support post) of the house.