This long-term project follows the Ngāti Kuia artist Hamuera Robb and his journey making a kaitaka huaki paepaeroa that was inspired by the taonga collected from Kurahaupo people by the First Russian Antarctic Expedition in Totaranui/ Queen Charlotte Sounds in 1820. The name of this kākahu is “Whiria Te Muka Tangata” Plaiting the fibres of humanity”. The purpose of this name was to acknowledge all those that have contributed to helping weave this taonga. Nelson/Tasman, New Zealand 2017-2020

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