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Koterau. Daughter of Ko Tariu. Taupo Lake. E Pupa. Sister of E Tako. Chief of Port Nicholson

1844

George French Angas

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Title

Koterau. Daughter of Ko Tariu. Taupo Lake. E Pupa. Sister of E Tako. Chief of Port Nicholson

Date

1844

Description

Te Rau (Koterau) is seated on a woven whariki (mat) and wrapped in a European blanket worn like a cloak. She is the daughter of Tariu, a chief of Tokaanu in Taupo. She has a kauwae (traditional Maori woman's chin tatttoo) and a large blue bead in her right ear. To the right of Te Rau a korowai-ngore (cloak) is being woven in a traditional manner. The piece of leaving suspended between the two stakes which would allow the women to use their fingers to twine the threads together as opposed to a weaving loom. A toddler with two ear medallion pendants stands behind and to the left of Te Rau. Pupa stands wearing a yellow and black tagged tihetihe (cape), tufts of white feathers in her left ear and her bottom lip is tattooed. Behind are a traditional tukutuku (lattice work) wall panels and three large kete (basket).
Credit line: AA8/7/6, GF Angas, South Australian Museum.

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Location

Tokaanu, Waikato, New Zealand

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