Treasure box lid, 'waka huia'

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Treasure box lid, waka huia, early 20th century
New Zealand, Maori people
Wood

Donor unrecorded
Museum number 9999-1445

These boxes were traditionally made by the sons of chiefs to store feathers, combs, pendants and other precious ornaments used to adorn the head. The boxes were hung from the rafters of houses so were designed to be seen from below.

Treasure box lid, 'waka huia'
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