paepae pataka

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Scope note
Long timber threshhold for a pātaka storehouse. By observing the carved ornamentation and decoration on a pataka threshhold, visitors to a tribe would be able to ascertain the chief’s capacity to provide for his people and, therefore, the tribe’s capacity and strength to protect and fend for itself.
paepae pataka
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024