Story: Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth
Hineteiwaiwa holds a woman giving birth. She wears a tiki, which is said in one tribal tradition to have been given to her by Tāne to assist with conception. Behind her are Hine-korako and Rona-whakamau-tai. Hineteiwaiwa, Hine-korako and Rona have important associations with birth in Māori tradition.
Courtesy of Robyn Kahukiwa
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Artwork by Robyn Kahukiwa
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