Carved pataka (storehouse) named Te Oha, Auckland Museum
Carved pataka (storehouse) named Te Oha, Auckland Museum. Built by the Arawa, this pataka was originally at Waerenga village, Lake Rotorua. Photograph taken by Thomas Pringle about 1908.
These storehouses are often called food stores, but they were built near ordinary dwellings to hold domestic equipment, fishing gear, and agricultural implements as well as superior foods such as potted birds. (Information from "The Decorative Arts of the New Zealand Maori," Barrow, Terrance, A H & A W Reed, Wellington/Auckland, 1964)
Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).
Physical Description: Silver gelatin print
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin printSee original record
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