Interior of Te Aomarama Craving School at Rotorua, phot by J. W. Chapman-Taylor. From Carved Houses of Te Arawa, courtesy of the Knowledge Basket.
The Hot Lakes Craft Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month at the Rotorua Arts Village
From the Smithsonian's collections, this wooden carved box was presented to Calvin Coolidge (US President) via a naval officer who visited Rotorua in 1925
Flax Fantail from the talented Ali Brown...it looks so realistic!
The National Carving School is at Te Puia in Rotorua. Visitors are welcome to watch carvers at work.
Te Matatini 2013 - National Kapa Haka championships were held in Rotorua in February. via Instagram
Maori carving, Tawakeheimoa, and tukutuku panels, Rotorua. 19th century albumen photo by James Valentine held by Auckland Art Gallery
This Te Arawa team made the finals in the 2013 national kapa haka competition, Te Matatini, held in Rotorua. Image from the Daily Post
Fashion designer Adrienne Whitewood is inspired both by her culture and by growing up in Rotorua. Image from the Rotorua Daily Post