Commission
Artist
NZMACI
Material
Tōtara (NZ Native)
Form
Pūkaea

Pūkaea

Long trumpet
The pūkaea was the largest of the Māori trumpets, ranging in size from 1 metre (3.2ft) to over 2 meters (3.4ft) in length. They were made in two pieces and bound together with the roots of the kiekie (climber). Many pūkaea were carved and they often belonged to the chief of a tribe. They were typically used to call the tribe together.