Spotlight on the Heritage Collection
Showing items tagged as Waka huia.
28 September 2014
Finely carved vessels such as waka huia (treasure boxes) were used to hold traditional Māori precious objects and treasured personal adornments like pounamu hei tiki, huia feathers and combs. The finely carved boxes signalled the importance of the...
13 November 2009
Waka huia were used to hold the treasured personal adornments - items such as hei tiki, heru (combs) and huia feathers for decorating and dressing the hair. Traditionally they were designed to be hung from the low ceilings of Maori whare so their...