Meanings

Taonga pūoro / Traditional New Zealand Music

 

New Zealand has a rich history in musical instruments being used in a variety of ways. Bird bones, whale teeth, wood, and shell were most commonly used. Some of these natural instruments acted as instant flutes with a single hole added. These were used in ceremonies of birth, a call to battle, for intimidation, as tools for hunting, and for general enjoyment of music making.

 

Many of the traditional flutes hold deep meanings that you will find represented in the forms linking with the mythology of New Zealand.

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