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Marae & Pataka Set
Marae & Pataka Set
Marae & Pataka Set

Marae & Pataka Set


 "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".

 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)
Nikau Palm 16.3cm high x 10cm wide x 3.1cm thick
Bush 6.8cm high x 10.8cm wide x 3.1cm thick
Maori Girl Peg doll Height 5.8cm
Maori Boy Peg doll 6cm Height  x  2.3cm Diameter
  • 6 pc set consists of - Marae, Pataka, Nikau palm, bush and 2 x Peg dolls 
  • Wood = untreated NZ Pine  (Hardwood = peg dolls)
  • Hand Painted with VOC natural non toxic paint/stain and finished with a light coat of beeswax
  • NOT SUITABLE  for children under 3 years - CHOKING HAZARD -  set contains small parts
  • Not suitable for outdoor and/or rough play
Handcrafted items are made with love.  They may have some small imperfections, which only had to the uniqueness and character of the pieces.  If you are a bit of a perfectionist then these sets may not be right for you.