MOC of the Week – Wharenui
So I was browsing the Flickr tubes, and this caught my eye. It’ll catch yours too.
Just so you know, a wharenui (literally means “big house”) is a meeting house used by the Māori people in New Zealand (thank you Wikipedia). The carvings are symbols of the particular tribe’s ancestors, and the houses are named after an ancestor or a figure in Māori mythology.
It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. The detail on this is incredible. Nathan (that’s his name) obviously put a lot of work into it. I love the head on top and the use of the red flame pieces gives it a lovely “flowing” look. Thanks for your wonderful MOC Nathan, and for the excuse to learn a little about New Zealand culture (on my weekend, no less).
That’s all from me, what do you think?