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rauponga

1. (noun) carving pattern consisting of bold spirals.

He rite ngā tauira rauponga o te whakairo nei ki te āhua o ngā rau o te kaponga (PK 2008:757). / The rauponga patterns of this carving are like the shape of the fronds of the silver tree fern.

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2. (noun) carving pattern of dog-tooth notches (pākati) alternating with parallel grooves (haehae).

Ko te rauponga. I tēnei tauira, ka tāruaruatia te pākati, ā, ka noho mai ēnei ki roto i ngā haehae, arā, ngā rārangi whakarara ki ia taha (RTA 2014:210). / The rauponga carving pattern. In this example, the pākati pattern of rows of chevron-shaped notches is repeated and these sit inside parallel grooves, that is parallel lines on each side.

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