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.
Thanks for your interest in our Te Papa Christmas tree and happy New Year to you.
I had a look at your photo blog http://sartenada.wordpress.com/ –
you have some beautiful pictures and it’s interesting to see Finland in the snow.
What do your Christmas trees in Finland look like?
Lovely looking Christmas tree although it differs from that we have.
I visited Te Papa in December expecting a lot for the amount of NZ taxpayer dollars it uses. I found it to be below average and certainly not worthy of calling itself a “national” museum. It was very disappointing, except for the Greenstone exhibition. It seemed like a grade 3 science project over 4 floors. The wood museum in Putaturu was more interesting. Shame on the directors who allow this travesty to occur. I will not be recommending anyone waste their time there.
I wish you have a wonderful day!Thank you.