Object: Poha Titi
This image has All Rights Reserved.
Please follow the Buy or license link under each image to apply to use this image. (Charges may apply)
Why you need to apply for the use of this image
Rights for this work may be:
- controlled by the artist, the artist's estate, or other rights holders; or
- unclear - Te Papa will do a more detailed analysis of the work’s rights history; or
- covered by Te Papa’s Mana Taonga principle which supports the rights of holders of traditional knowledge to determine how the image may be used.
You need to make sure you don’t infringe on the rights of third parties before you use this image. Our image request process helps with this. Te Papa does not authorise the use of this image beyond the uses allowed by the “fair dealing” provisions of the New Zealand Copyright Act, 1994.
More information about copyright
We recommend these resources for more information:
- Copyright in NZ - Ministry of Economic Development
- Copyright guidelines and resource - Lianza
- Enabling use and re-use - Digital NZ
Find more information about Te Papa's rights project on our blog, including how rights types are assigned.
Get in touch
Please contact email@example.com
- if you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, or
- if you wish to contact the rights holder for this work. We will assist where we can.
Ashwell, Harold, 1997, Southland
|Materials||bark, harakeke, kelp|
|Credit line||Purchased 1997|
South island tribes used the poha titi as a unique way of preserving and storing titi (muttonbirds). This poha has been made from a kelp bag that has been covered with strips of totara bark and placed inside a woven kete (basket). Made as recently as the 1920s–1930s, it is evidence of a tradition that still has strong relevance today.
The custom of collecting and storing titi – widely known as muttonbirding – is practised by the people of Rakiura (Stewart Island), where they and their descendants have seasonal rights to gather titi on 36 nearby islands.
Poha Titi – he tikanga motuhake
Koinei te ahuatanga ki nga hapu o Rakiura he poha titi, e tohu ai i ta ratau tahu i te titi, a, ka waiho hei kai i tona wa. I hangaia te poha ki te rimurapa, a, uhia atu ki te kiri totara. I muri ka whiria he kete e ngawari ai te mau haere. No nga tau 1920–1930, ka hangaia tenei poha titi, a, kei te mau tonu i a ratau te ahuatanga o te mahi poha titi.
Kei te mau tonu i nga uri whakaheke nga tikanga mo te mahi titi, a, he whanau he moutere, he whanau he moutere. Koinei te tikanga mai ra ano. He kaupapa nui te mahi titi.
Results from DigitalNZ
Disclaimer: This information was created from historic documentation, and may not necessarily reflect the best available knowledge about the item. Some collection images are created for identification purposes only and may not be of reproduction quality. Some images are not available due to copyright restrictions. If you have information or questions about objects in the collection, contact us using our enquiry form. You can also find out more about Collections Online.