Wheku

Wheku, East Coast style Maori carving.

Ngati Porou. Face of the crayfish (Mata Koura). Displayed traditionally in the gable of the meeting house to scare the bad spirits away.

My first carving with Hemi Tahuparae, director/tutor of Te Wānanga o Raukawa at Otaki.

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