It’s Christmas at Te Papa and this year’s Christmas tree decorations are on a pounamu and paua theme.
The colourful creations include tikis as you’ve never seen them before! Here’s one with fabulous tropical looking flowers…
But my favourite tiki is this one with it’s red sparkly hearts…
If you’d like to make a decoration to add to the tree come along to Te Huka a Tai, the Discovery Centre on Level 4.
Or to see the pounamu hei tiki that inspired these tiki creations, plus many more hei tiki made from pounamu, check out the Kura Pounamu exhibition on level 4 and the pounamu website.