Tatua (belt)

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on or around the date 2007.

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In ancestral times, tatua (men's belts) were worn around the waist and used to carry short-handled weapons. Some tatua are held in museum collections of taonga (treasures). These have become the inspiration for Matthew MacIntyre Wilson's series of tatua, intricately woven belts in fine silver and copper. Each of these belts uses a different technique, to create a distinctive pattern. Two are woven in repeating spiral patterns that create an illusion of continuity and depth. One uses a strong...


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Non-infringing use

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No sharing

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No modifying

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No commercial use

You may not use this item commercially.

What can I do with this item?


You must always check with Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Opens in new window to confirm the specific terms of use, but this is our understanding:

Non-infringing use

NZ Copyright law does not prevent every use of a copyright work. You should consider what you can and cannot do with a copyright work.

You may not copy and/or share this item with others without further permission. This includes posting it on your blog, using it in a presentation, or any other public use.

No modifying

You are not allowed to adapt or remix this item into any other works.

No commercial use

You may not use this item commercially.