This traditional medium of Maori art can be seen on most marae in New Zealand and is a taonga to be treasured by all of us.
Through the process of observing, discussing and creating a poupou ākonga will make connections with the symbols, content, patterns and importance of this Māori art medium.
Before the era of photography these pou recorded and represented important ancestors, events and tribal stories in the medium of whakairo (carving).
This beautiful art form still remains and modern-day interpretations continue to amaze viewers with their visual stories.
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This product has a school license.
With the purchase of this resource you have permission to print and copy it for one school use only. Electronic sharing and distribution for one school is allowed.
This resource is available without the Matariki pou (for those of you who have them as part of the Matariki 2017 Resource
Māori Art*How To Draw Poupou-without Matariki pou
Other Matariki resources:
Matariki 2017Matariki** Whakataukī Colouring Pages