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Manu tukutuku - the kite culture of Māori

Images from
Manu tukuku weekend























From Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 August 2003, Manu Tukutuku book author Bob Maysmore and fellow experts Tipene Kawana and Fiona Mason-Kawana built a giant birdman kite over the weekend.

Tipene laying out manuka rods for body
Bob adding wing struts
Children rolling muka cord
View of body frame.
Close up of Manuka struts bound with muka.
Tipene tying raupo onto body frame.
Fiona rolling muka cord.
Bob sewing aute cloth.
Close-up of face mask with feathers attached.

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