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Marae & Pataka - DIY

Marae & Pataka - DIY

$42.00

MADE TO ORDER - Ships in 1 - 2 weeks

If ordering other items from our store at the same time, these will combined and sent in one shipment. 

"A marae is a complex of carved buildings and grounds that belongs to a particular iwi (tribe), hapū (sub tribe) or whānau (family). The Māori people see their marae as tūrangawaewae - their place to stand and belong. Marae's are used for meetings, celebrations, funerals, educational workshops and other important tribal events".

"Pataka were erected near the dwelling houses for the storage of preserved foods and household equipment, such as mats, baskets, clothing, fishing gear, implements, and utensils not in immediate use. They were raised on piles to protect the contents from rats".

We've left our Marae (meeting house) and Pataka (storehouse) plain as each iwi will have their own unique design. We leave you to paint or carve your own culture and heritage onto these pieces or simply leave plain.

 Measurements (approx.)
Marae 28.5cm Long x 3.2cm Wide x 15.5cm High (at Highest point)
Pataka 10.3cm Long x  3.2cm Wide x 11.7cm High (at Highest point)
  • Sold as Marae and Pataka only
  • Wood = untreated NZ Pine
  • Lightly sanded
  • Wood grain/pattern and colour will vary from piece to piece.
  • NOT SUITABLE  for children under 3 years.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ:  
This product is crafted by us in our backyard workshop. This is part of our DIY (do it yourself) collection, so there will still be rough spots that need to be sanded, as the soft pine tends to "feather" a little when cut. It is up to you to finish the sanding to your liking before decorating with paint or choice of finish. Please read the labels on paint and finishes to ensure they are child safe before use! 
If you are wanting perfectly cut and sanded edges and everything in completely straight alignment/rows then this product may not be for you. We think it adds to the character, charm, and individual uniqueness of this resource.