Māori Arts Toi Māori – he toronga kura tuatahi

Explore the diverse toi Māoritoi Māori Māori arts and create an artwork inspired by what you’ve seen.

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Year levels 1–8
  • Next available Available
  • Cost $6.50 per student (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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Guided by our educators, your primary school students will:

  • experience Te Papa’s magnificent collection of Māori taongataonga treasures
  • understand the special significance of toi Māoritoi Māori Māori arts in Māori culture
  • investigate the meanings of symbols and patterns used in kōwhaiwhaikōwhaiwhai painted scroll ornamentation, tukutukutukutuku woven lattice work, and whakairowhakairo carving
  • sketch your favourite Māori designs and patterns to take back to school to create your own piece of art. 

 

’Matariki Caper’ woven garment, 2006, New Zealand, by Kohai Grace. Purchased 2008. Te Papa (ME023998)

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’Matariki Caper’ woven garment, 2006, New Zealand, by Kohai Grace. Purchased 2008. Te Papa (ME023998)