Story: Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia

Pūkāea and pūtātara (1st of 2)

Pūkāea and pūtātara

Two instruments with the ability to make significant sound are the pūkāea (long trumpet) and pūtātara (shell trumpet). They were both used for signalling, particularly during war, but also for peacetime ceremonial purposes.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: ME003937 (top); WE001090 (bottom)

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Ross Calman, 'Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia - Te whare tapere', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40194/pukaea-and-putatara (accessed 30 March 2017)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013