5 Aug

Parapara Arts workshop

July 2014. My Semester B Kaawai  Raupapa course for Te Wananga o Aotearoa in 2013 was at Parapara Marae. The students designed and painted the Tahuhu for the Whare Tupuna Te Manawa o Ngati Tara. The Tahuhu depicts the connection of the people, hapu to the water. It depicts water fron Ranginui to the awa and sea, Te Aurere. It was an amazing wananga, huge amount of work for 5 weekend noho. The Tahuhu is over 20 m long and 1.2 meters wide.  Awesome Ngati Tara whanau, you make me look good.

Installing Tahuhu Installing Tahuhu
Tahuhu section Inanga, tuna
Whai and Aurere Whai and tuna at Aurere


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