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Pataka - Maori Treasure Houses

Pataka - Maori Treasure Houses photo
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The Maori Pataka is a small elevated outdoor house used for storing food or provisions. Most were not carved. Carved Pataka were only used to store precious treasures such as greenstone, jewellery, weapons, and cloaks. The more elaborate the carvings, the more important the person whose possessions were stored within.


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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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