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DOMESTIC ECONOMY: WOMEN MAKING MATS, &c.
- A sketch at Kailote, on the Waikato, showing a cooking-house, with a couple of old women performing the ceremony of ongi, or pressing noses.
- An aged woman of Te Mutu, making a basket of the leaves of the tawara (Freycinetia Banksii).
- A slave woman, preparing potatoes by scraping them with a mussel shell. The potato forms the principal article of food amongst the New Zealanders, and much of their time is employed in its cultivation.
- Interior of a house at Rangiheata's pah at Porirua, with women engaged in manufacturing flax garments. The pole in the foreground, with a carved image beneath, supports the ridge-pole of the building.
- Tangi, or crying of welcome. When friends meet, they cry together for some time: then succeeds the ongi, or pressing noses, as shown in figure 6. Both these sketches are from life, and were made near Taupiri, on the Waikato river."
- Domestic Sketches
- Production date
- circa 1847
- hand coloured lithograph
- 543 x 365 mm
- Credit line
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2009
- Accession no
- No known copyright restrictions
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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