Bone Carving Workshop

05 Sep 2023

Year 10 Te Reo Māori students learnt about traditional Māori carving practices and the symbolism behind different shapes and patterns. They carved, sanded, polished, and adorned their own taonga (treasure) which they then gifted to a loved one, according to Māori tikanga. They were all incredibly proud of their creations (and rightfully so!)

The two shapes that the students carved are called ‘rei niho paraoa – whale’s tooth’ and ‘hei matau – Māori fishhook’.

Sincere thanks to Mr Keir Whipp and Miss Jill de Roos for their support and organisation of this workshop, and to Pub Charity for sponsoring the event.


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