[Artist unknown] :[Sketches of a Maori muru at Parawera; The rival tribes outvying one another in the dance. Between 1860 and 1890?]
A cooking area to the left with a series of hangi and logs of wood, an above-ground cooking fire and a large building, presumably the whare kai (cooking and eating house). In the centre, a group of Ngati Koroki on the left facing a group of Parawera Maori, all dancing. Two further houses and a flag on a flagpole in the background with hills in the distance.
Exhibited in "Treasures in Trust", National Library Gallery, 1995
Inscriptions: Recto - [names of the two tribes, either in the hand of the artist or of Gilbert Mair]
Physical Description: Pencil on paper 233 x 325 mm (irregular)
Alternative form available: Scanned from original
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: Works of art, Pencil works, Pencil on paper 233 x 325 mm (irregular)See original record
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