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Toi Ataata

Toi Ataata

Māori → English

a

ā-ringa

manual (by hand)

aho

weft (weaving)

aho

light (illumination)

aho

yarn, thread (kupu kē atu: miro)

aho tāhuhu

first weft (kupu kē atu: aho tapu, tāwhiu)

aho whatu

last weft

ahohae (uku)

(clay) wire cutter (takenga mai: aho - chord, string; hae - to cut)

ahu uku

throw (pottery) (takenga mai: ahu - shape, fashion; uku - clay)

ahu-rua

two-dimensional (whakapotonga: ahu-2) (takenga mai: ahu - move in a certain direction; rua - two)

ahu-toru

three-dimensional (whakapotonga: ahu-3) (takenga mai: ahu - move in a certain direction; toru - three)

āhua

shape, form (kupu kē atu: ata)

āhua

form, shape

āhua

appearance

ahuahu ~a

to shape, to fashion

āhuatanga hoahoa

design element (takenga mai: āhuatanga - aspect, characteristic, property, feature, attribute; hoahoa - layout, plan, arrange)

āmengemenge

curled (kupu kē atu: koromengemenge)

amo

upright supports on either side of the front of a meeting house

ānau

curved line (kupu kē atu: rārangi kōpiko, rārangi piko)

anga raumata

screen (for screen printing) (takenga mai: anga - frame; raumata - mesh of a net)

angiangi

fine (texture), thin (kupu kē atu: rauangi, rauiti)

aonui

tāniko pattern constructed from triangles, representing pursuit of knowledge about the natural world (kupu kē atu: aronui)

apa

layer (digital image editing)

apu ~a

cover, spread over (kupu kē atu: uhi)

ara

path (digital image editing)

ara mahi

procedure (takenga mai: ara - pathway; mahi - work)

ārainehu

dust mask (takenga mai: ārai - screen, ward off; nehu - dust, fine powder)

aramoana

tāniko pattern consisting of a series of zigzag lines

ārani

orange (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: karaka)

ariā

concept (takenga mai: ariā - notion, idea, feeling)

ariari

resolution (of an image) (takenga mai: ariari - clear)

ariiti

low resolution (takenga mai: ari [ariari] - resolution [of an image]; iti - small)

arinui

high resolution (takenga mai: ari [ariari] - resolution [of an image]; nui - large)

aritahi

straight-grained (of timber) (kupu kē atu: mākohe, ngako, pūkaka)

aroā

perception, awareness (kupu kē atu: rongo)

aroaro

foreground (takenga mai: aroaro - face, front) (kupu kē atu: papamua, [a] mua)

aronga hou

innovation (takenga mai: aronga - direction; hou - new)

aronga mātāmua

dominance (takenga mai: aronga - direction, attend to, favour; mātāmua - first)

aronga mātāmuri

subordination (takenga mai: aronga - direction, attend to, favour; mātāmuri - last, latter)

aronui

tāniko pattern constructed from triangles, representing pursuit of knowledge about the natural world (kupu kē atu: aonui)

arotahi

lens

arotahi piritata

macro lens (takenga mai: piri - come close; tata - near)

arotahi topa

zoom lens (takenga mai: topa - fly, soar, swoop)

arotahi whakatata

telephoto lens

arotahi whārahi

wide-angle lens (takenga mai: whārahi - broad, wide)

ata

form, shape (kupu kē atu: āhua)

ata

appearance (kupu kē atu: āhua)

ata

reflected image

ata

shape (kupu kē atu: āhua)

ata kirikau

life drawing (takenga mai: ata - form, shape, semblence, image; kirikau - naked)

ata pono

realistic image (takenga mai: ata - form, shape, semblence; pono - true, valid, honest)

ata toka

still life (takenga mai: ata - form, shape, semblence, image; toka - stay still, firm, solid)

ata whaihanga

stylised image (takenga mai: ata - form, shape, semblence; whaihanga - make, construct, manipulate)

ata whakarite

visual metaphor (kupu kē atu: tohu whakarite)

ātārangi

shadow

ataringa

hand tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: ata - icon, image; ringa - hand)

auaha ~tanga

creative, creativity (takenga mai: auaha - throb, thrill with passion, shape, create, form, fashion)

aunoa

automatic (takenga mai: au - current; noa - spontaneous)

aupuru tāpine

pin cushion

aute

cloth made from the bark of the aute (mulberry) tree

autui

safety pin

awa, awaawa

groove

(a) mua

foreground (kupu kē atu: aroaro, papamua)

(a) muri

background (kupu kē atu: papamuri, tuarongo)

(a) waenga

middle ground (of an image) (kupu kē atu: papawaenga, tuawaenga)

e

epa

carved posts on the interior end walls of a meeting house

h

hae, hahae ~a ~nga

slit, cut, tear (kupu kē atu: pihi, ripi)

hae, hahae ~a ~nga

cut, slit, tear (kupu kē atu: pihi, ripi)

haehae

parallel grooves of carving in surface decoration

hākuku ~a ~tanga

scrape (kupu kē atu: harakuku, wakuwaku)

hama

hammer (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: pākuru)

hanga ~ia

build, construct (kupu kē atu: waihanga, hangā [tūmahi hāngū])

hanga ā-papa (uku)

slab construction (clay)

hanganga

composition (takenga mai: hanga - make, build, fashion, shape)

hangarewa

cast (takenga mai: hanga - make, build, fashion; rewa - molten)

hangarewa kōaro

mould (takenga mai: hanga - make, build, fashion; rewa - molten; kōaro - inverted)

hangarite

symmetry, symmetrical (takenga mai: hanga - shape; rite - alike, corresponding)

hanumi

merge (digital image editing)

hāpine ~a

scrape flax to soften it

hāpiripiri

viscous (takenga mai: hāpiripiri - be sticky, viscous)

harakeke

flax, Phormium tenax

harakuku ~a ~tanga

scrape (kupu kē atu: hākuku, wakuwaku)

haratau

craft (takenga mai: haratau - dextrous) (kupu kē atu: mahi ā-rehe)

hāraunga

print (kupu kē atu: mātatuhi)

hāro ~a

scrape flax to extract fibre

hātea

faded (colour) (kupu kē atu: māwhe)

hau, hauhau ~a ~nga

strike with an implement (kupu kē atu: pao, paopao, pātuki)

hāura

brown (kupu kē atu: kākaka, parāone, parauri, ura)

hāurakaho

brownish yellow (takenga mai: hāura - brown; kaho - anything light coloured)

hāurapango

blackish brown

hāuratea

light brown (takenga mai: hāura - brown; tea - light [of colour])

hāuratea

pale brown (takenga mai: hāura - brown; tea - light [of colour])

hauroki

diagonal (takenga mai: hauroki - the diagonals in measuring the ground plan of a house)

hautai

sponge

hautipua

prodigy (takenga mai: hautipua - to be remarkable)

hawahawa

daub, smear (kupu kē atu: pahawa)

hei

necklace, neck ornament (kupu kē atu: tāhei, whakakai)

heihei

noise, noisy (in an image)

heke

rafter in a meeting house

(te) here a Mātuku-tangotango

Mātuku-tangotango’s knot

herepuru

sealant, caulking

herepuru

caulking, sealant

heru ~a

comb (adornment)

hiki

seam (kupu kē atu: maurua)

hikuwaru

asymmetrical

hina

grey (kupu kē atu: kiwikiwi, kororā)

hīnarunaru

uneven, puckered (in weaving) (kupu kē atu: hīngarungaru)

hinatea

pale grey (takenga mai: hina - grey; tea - light [of colour])

hinauri

charcoal (colour) (takenga mai: hina - grey; uri -dark [of colour])

hinauri

dark grey (takenga mai: hina - grey; uri - dark [of colour])

hīngarungaru

uneven, puckered (in weaving) (kupu kē atu: hīnarunaru)

hinu paina

turpentine (takenga mai: hinu - oil; paina - pine [tree])

hīoi

bright glossy green (takenga mai: hīoi - native mint [Mentha cunninghamii])

hiraka

silk (kupu kē atu: papamāene)

hiringa

inspiration

hiriwa

silver (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: kākonu)

hiwa

dark (of colour) (kupu kē atu: uri, kākarauri)

hiwahiwa

black (kupu kē atu: mangu, pango)

hīwera

scarlet

hoahoa ~ina

design (takenga mai: hoahoa - layout, plan, arrange)

hoahoa pūeru

fashion design (takenga mai: pūeru - clothing, garment)

hōanga

grindstone

hono, honohono ~a ~nga

join, splice

hononga kōhiko

hot shoe (takenga mai: hono - connect; kōhiko - flash)

hopu whakaahua

photography (takenga mai: hopu - catch, seize; whakaahua - image)

hōrete

drill (kupu kē atu: tūwiri)

hōrū

red ochre (kupu kē atu: hōrua, kōkōwai)

hua

outline (takenga mai: hua - outline, leading lines of a pattern in carving)

huahua ~tia

sketch (takenga mai: huahua - sketch out a pattern before carving)

huahua hangariki

thumbnail sketch (takenga mai: huahua - sketch; hangariki - small)

huapae

horizontal

hue

gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris (kupu kē atu: tahā, kiaka)

hūhimati

thimble (takenga mai: hūhi - cover; mati - finger)

hukahuka

thrum, tassel (kupu kē atu: patapata)

hukihuki

unfinished (kupu kē atu: kohuku)

hukihuki

incomplete (kupu kē atu: kohuku)

hūmekemeke

crumpled (kupu kē atu: kōpenupenu)

hūmengemenge

cross-grained, matted, tangled (kupu kē atu: rapa, rīrapa, tahatonga, takawiri)

hunga

grind, rub fine (kupu kē atu: kanioro, kauoro, oro, pahunga, hungā [tūmahi hāngū])

hura ~ina ~nga

uncover (kupu kē atu: kohura)

hura ~ina ~nga

expose to view, uncover (kupu kē atu: kohura)

huranga

exposure

huranga kōpani

shutter speed (takenga mai: hura - expose; kōpani - shutter [of camera])

huranga pore

under-exposure (takenga mai: pore - shortened, truncated)

huranga tuhene

over-exposure (takenga mai: tuhene - overmuch, excessive)

huriperu

spanner, wrench (takenga mai: huri - turn; peru - nut) (kupu kē atu: wāwāhi)

huriperu

wrench, spanner (kupu kē atu: wāwāhi)

huriwiri

screwdriver (takenga mai: huri - turn; wiri - twist)

hutu

jute (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

hutukawa

head dress (kupu kē atu: kōtaha)

i

ia

flow (takenga mai: ia - current)

ika tauhou

apprentice, novice (kupu kē atu: pia)

inaki ~tia ~tanga

overlap

ine-koki

protractor (takenga mai: ine - measure; koki - angle)

īPapa

iPad

ipu kiniuku

pinch pot (takenga mai: ipu - pot; kini - nip, pinch; uku - clay)

k

kāhia

human image carved on a post

kaho

cream (colour) (takenga mai: kaho - anything light coloured) (kupu kē atu: kirīmi)

kaho

horizontal batten of tukutuku panel

kaho

roof batten

kaho

horizontal wall batten in a meeting house

kahu

clothing, garment (kupu kē atu: kākahu, kaka, pūeru)

kāhui takirua

diptych (takenga mai: kāhui - assemblage, cluster; takirua - in twos)

kāhui takitini

polyptych (takenga mai: kāhui - assemblage, cluster; takitini - many)

kāhui takitoru

triptych (takenga mai: kāhui - assemblage, cluster; takitoru - in threes)

kahupeka

lino

kahurangi

blue (kupu kē atu: ōrangi, kikorangi, purū)

kaihanga uku

clay artist (kupu kē atu: ringatoi uku)

kairauhī

curator (takenga mai: kai - prefix denoting agent; rauhi - to gather together, take care of)

kaitara

coarse (kupu kē atu: matanui, mātoretore, raunui, taratara)

kaitara

rough (texture) (kupu kē atu: matanui, mātoretore , raunui, taratara)

kaka

main lines in tāmoko pattern

kaka

fibre (kupu kē atu: weu)

kaka

garment, clothing (kupu kē atu: kākahu, kahu, pūeru)

kaka horihori

synthetic fibre (takenga mai: horihori - false, untrue)

kaka kīrehe

animal fibre

kaka tipu

plant fibre

kākaho

stem of toetoe plant

kākahu ~ria

clothing, garment, clothe (kupu kē atu: kahu, kaka, pūeru)

kākaka

brown (kupu kē atu: hāura, parauri, parāone, ura)

kakano

texture, grain

kākarauri

dark (of colour) (kupu kē atu: hiwa, uri)

kākarawera

brown or rusty edges and tips of flax leaves

kākāriki

green (kupu kē atu: kāriki)

kakau

handle (of a tool or object)

kākonu

silver, silvery (takenga mai: kā [kakā] - to glow; konu [konganuku] - metal) (kupu kē atu: hiriwa)

kaku

left over pieces stripped off in the process of preparing flax (kupu kē atu: para, pūkaha)

kāmera

camera (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: pū whakaahua)

kānapanapa

dark greeny-blue

kānapanapa

dark green (kupu kē atu: kārikiuri, pounamu)

kānapanapa

emerald

kānawehi

canvas (made from cotton) (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

kani

saw

kani ā-ringa

handsaw

kani koropewa

bandsaw (takenga mai: kani - saw; koropewa - ring, loop, bow)

kani mīhini

chainsaw

kani whakaniko

fretsaw (takenga mai: kani - saw; whakaniko - ornamented with curves)

kanihiko

electric saw (takenga mai: kani - saw; hiko - electricity)

kanioro ~a

rub fine, grind (kupu kē atu: hunga, kauoro, oro)

kanipiko

jigsaw (takenga mai: kani - saw; piko - curve)

kano

pigment, colour, hue (takenga mai: kano - colour) (kupu kē atu: tae)

kanohi kē

mask (takenga mai: kanohi - face; kē - different, other) (kupu kē atu: matahuna)

kanoi

strand of cord or rope

kanoi

weave the aho tāhuhu of a garment

kanorau

multicoloured (takenga mai: kano - colour, pigment; rau - many)

kaokao

traditional weaving pattern representing the strength of a warrior

kape

kōwhaiwhai symbol

kape rua

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern

kāpia

glue (takenga mai: kāpia - kauri gum, resin)

kapohanga o mua

history brush tool (digital image editing)

kara

banner (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

karaka

orange (kupu kē atu: ārani)

karakatea

pale orange (takenga mai: karaka - orange; tea - light [of colour])

karakatea

fawn (colour) (takenga mai: karaka - orange; tea - light [of colour])

karera

light green (kupu kē atu: kārikitea)

karetao

marionette

karetao

puppet

karetao ā-ringa

hand puppet

karetao tōkena

sock puppet

kāri mahara

memory card

kāriki

green (kupu kē atu: kākāriki)

kārikihāura

olive, greenish-brown, browny-green (takenga mai: kāriki - green; hāura - brown)

kārikihina

greenish-grey

kārikikaho

pale yellowish-green (takenga mai: kāriki - green; kaho - anything light coloured)

kārikikōwhai

lime green (kupu kē atu: māota)

kārikiōrangi

blue-green

kārikiōrangi

turquoise

kārikiōrangi

aquamarine

kārikiōrangi

cyan

kārikiōrangi

teal

kārikitea

light green (takenga mai: kāriki - green; tea - light [of colour]) (kupu kē atu: karera)

kārikiuri

dark green (takenga mai: kāriki - green; uri - dark [of colour]) (kupu kē atu: kānapanapa, pounamu)

kariko

calico (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

karu hāpuku

weaving pattern

karu ika

fish eye lens

karukaru

rag (kupu kē atu: petapeta, ruha, ruharuha, ruwha)

(miro) kātene

cotton thread (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

kātū

genre (kupu kē atu: momo, tūmomo)

kaui

mobile (takenga mai: kaui - string of articles)

kauoro ~tia

grind, rub fine (kupu kē atu: hunga, kanioro, oro)

kauoro ~tia

grind (kupu kē atu: hunga, kanioro, oro)

kaupapa

subject

kaupapa

topic

kaupapa

theme

kauruku ~tia

shade (drawing technique) (kupu kē atu: kauruki)

kauruku tongitongi

stipple, stippling (takenga mai: tongitongi - speckled)

kauruku whakahāngai

cross-hatching (takenga mai: whakahāngai - perpendicular, at right angles)

kauruku whakarārangi

hatching (takenga mai: whakarārangi - linear)

kaweatu

export (an image) (takenga mai: kawe - carry, convey, take; atu - indicates direction away from the speaker)

kawemai

import (an image) (takenga mai: kawe - carry, convey, take; mai - indicates direction toward the speaker)

kāwhatuwhatu

the first piece woven by a learner

kāwitiwiti

slovenly, crooked, loose (in weaving) (kupu kē atu: tāheha, tākeka)

kere

clay (kupu kē atu: uku)

kere pokepoke

playdough (kupu kē atu: poikere)

kerengeo

lump of clay

kerepeti

plasticine (takenga mai: kerepeti - clay worked and pressed)

kerewhenua

yellow clay

ketuketu

sgraffito (kupu kē atu: toi rapirapi)

kiaka

gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris (kupu kē atu: hue, tahā)

kiekie

kiekie, Freycinetia banksii

kikoha

sharp (kupu kē atu: koi, pīrata, ratarata)

kikorangi

blue (kupu kē atu: kahurangi, ōrangi, purū)

kiporo

blunt (kupu kē atu: pūhoi, pūhuki, tūnguru)

kiri tōraro

negative (film) (takenga mai: kiri [kiriata] - film; tōraro - negative [of an image])

kiri tōrunga

slide (film) (takenga mai: kiri [kiriata] - film; tōrunga - positive [of an image])

kiriaku

acrylic (takenga mai: kiri - skin; aku [akuaku] - firm, strong; kiriaku - He kupu mino.)

kirimōhinu

glaze (takenga mai: kiri - skin; mōhinuhinu - shiny, glistening, glossy)

(peita) kiritai

top coat (takenga mai: kiritai - outer skin, epidermis)

kirituhi

tattoo

(peita) kiriwai

primer, underpainting (takenga mai: kiriwai - skin, dermis; peita - painting)

(peita) kiriwai

underpainting, primer (takenga mai: kiriwai - skin, dermis; peita - painting)

kitakita

intensity (of colour) (kupu kē atu: pūahoaho)

kiwikiwi

grey (kupu kē atu: hina, kororā)

kōaka

hemp (takenga mai: kōaka - coarse mat made of flax leaves)

(toi) kōata

glass (art) (takenga mai: kōataata - transparent)

kōata hangarewa

cast glass

kōata ōpure

stained glass (takenga mai: ōpure - patches of colour)

kōataata

transparent, clear (kupu kē atu: pūataata, purata)

kōeaea

weaving pattern

kōhao

hole (kupu kē atu: poka)

kōhiko

flash (for a camera)

kohinga toi whaiaro

art portfolio (takenga mai: kohi - collect, gather together; toi - art; whaiaro - self, person)

kohuku

unfinished, incomplete (kupu kē atu: hukihuki)

kohungaiti

Phormium tenax, a type of flax

kohungaiti

type of flax, Phormium tenax

kohura ~ina

uncover, expose to view (kupu kē atu: hura)

koi

sharp (kupu kē atu: kikoha, pīrata, ratarata)

kōihi

split (kupu kē atu: mātītore)

kōiri

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern

kōiwi

bone (kupu kē atu: wheua)

koka

dry leaves of flax (kupu kē atu: kuka)

kōkau

plain, devoid of ornamentation (kupu kē atu: māmore, taramore, tōkau, tōtōkau)

kōkau

roughly made, imperfect (kupu kē atu: pūhungahunga)

koki hāngai

square (tool) (takenga mai: koki hāngai - right angle)

kokohu

bent, warped, twisted (kupu kē atu: kōrapa, tahatonga, tātonga)

kōkōwai

crimson (kupu kē atu: kurauri)

kōkōwai

ruby (colour) (kupu kē atu: kurauri)

kōkōwai

red ochre (kupu kē atu: hōrū, hōrua)

kōkōwai

dark red (kupu kē atu: kurauri)

kōkōwai

red-brown, auburn (kupu kē atu: ura)

kōmā

off-white, whitish-grey (kupu kē atu: pūmā)

kōmiri ~a (uku)

mould (clay) (takenga mai: kōmiri - rub with the hand or fingers)

kōmitimiti

blend

kōmitimiti

gradient tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: kōmitimiti - blend, fuse, merge)

kōmore

bracelet

kōmuru

eraser tool (digital image editing)

kōnae

file (of data)

kongakonga

chip, splinter (kupu kē atu: maramara)

kōpae ataata

digital versatile disk (DVD)

kōpae puoro

compact disk (CD)

kōpaki toi

art folder/folio (takenga mai: kōpaki - wrap, envelop, enfold; toi - art)

kopakopa

wrinkled (of fabric etc.), creased

kōpani

shutter (of camera) (takenga mai: kōpani - close off, door)

kōpare

veil (for face or eyes)

kōpē, kōpēpē

soft, pliable, pulpy

kōpē, kōpēpē ~ngia

compress, squeeze together in the hand (kupu kē atu: kōramuramu)

kōpē, kōpēpē

pliable, soft, pulpy

kōpenupenu ~hia

crumpled (kupu kē atu: hūmekemeke)

(toi) kōpura

impressionism (takenga mai: kōpura - ruddy, shining)

kōpurepure

blotchy

kora

sequin (takenga mai: kora - small fragment, speck, gleam)

kōramuramu ~tia

compress, squeeze together in the hand (kupu kē atu: kōpē, kōpēpē)

kōrangorango

spotted, mottled (kupu kē atu: kōtingotingo, tāingoingo)

kōrangorango

mottled, spotted (kupu kē atu: kōtingotingo, tāingoingo)

kōrapa

warped (kupu kē atu: kokohu, tahatonga, tātonga)

kōrapa

twisted (kupu kē atu: kokohu, tahatonga, tātonga)

kōrapa

bent (kupu kē atu: kokohu, tahatonga, tātonga)

kōrari

flower stem of flax plant

koromengemenge

curled (kupu kē atu: āmengemenge)

koropewa (mahi uku)

loop tool (clay)

kororā

grey (kupu kē atu: hina, kiwikiwi)

koru

bulbed motif in kōwhaiwhai

kōrupe

carved slab over the window of a meeting house

koruroi

corduroy (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: paparai)

koruru

carved face on the gable of a meeting house

kōtaha

head dress (kupu kē atu: hutukawa)

kotikoti

slice tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: kotikoti - to cut to pieces, lay out boundaries)

kōtingotingo

mottled, spotted (kupu kē atu: kōrangorango, tāingoingo)

kōtui, kōtuitui ~a ~nga

(to) lace, interlace (kupu kē atu: pawero)

kōtui, kōtuitui ~a ~nga

interlace, to lace (kupu kē atu: pawero)

kōwhai

yellow

kōwhaiwhai

kōwhaiwhai (painted scroll pattern)

kōwhiringa

menu (takenga mai: kōwhiri - select, choose)

kōwhiringa tae

colour palette (takenga mai: kōwhiri - select, choose; tae - colour)

kōwhiringa taputapu

tools palette (digital image editing)

kōwhiti

marquee tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: kōwhiti - to select, to pull out)

kōwhiti kano

magic wand tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: kano - colour, texture, stock)

kōwhiti tapawhā

rectangle tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: tapawhā [tapawhā hāngai] - rectangle)

kōwiriwiri

drill, a traditional tool used to make holes in wood and stone

kuka

dry leaves of flax (kupu kē atu: koka)

kūmau

pliers

kura

red (kupu kē atu: whero)

kuratea

light red (takenga mai: tea - light [colour])

kurauri

dark red (takenga mai: uri - dark) (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai)

kurauri

crimson (takenga mai: uri - dark) (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai)

kurauri

ruby (colour) (takenga mai: uri - dark) (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai)

kurawaka

moko pattern on the forearm

kuru ~a

mallet (kupu kē atu: tā)

kuru ~a

strike with a mallet, hammer etc.

kuti kōpekapeka

pinking shears (takenga mai: kōpekapeka - zig zag)

kuti papanga

fabric shears

kutikuti

shears, scissors

kutikuti

scissors, shears

kūtorotoro

elastic (takenga mai: kūtoro - stretched, at full length)

m

(miro) kātene

cotton thread (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

white

mahere hoahoa

design brief (takenga mai: mahere - plan; hoahoa - design)

mahi ā-rehe

craft (kupu kē atu: haratau)

mahi uku

pottery

māhinahina

low contrast, dim (of an image) (kupu kē atu: whakawairua, whēkaro)

māhitihiti

weaving pattern

māhoe

purple (kupu kē atu: pāpura [kupu mino], tawa, waiporoporo)

maihi

bargeboards (of a meeting house)

makaro

blurry (of an image) (kupu kē atu: rehurehu)

makaurangi

spiral (kupu kē atu: tōrino)

mākohe

straight-grained (of timber) (kupu kē atu: aritahi, ngako, pūkaka)

mākurakura

magenta

māmore

plain, devoid of ornamentation (kupu kē atu: kōkau, taramore, tōkau, tōtōkau)

manaia

manaia (stylised figure in carving)

manawakura

muse (takenga mai: manawa - heart, seat of affection; kura [māreikura, whatukura] - order of female/male supernatural beings; kura - something cherished, dearly loved)

mangōpare

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern depicting the hammerhead shark

mangōtipi

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern symbolising the strength of the shark

mangu

black (kupu kē atu: hiwahiwa, pango)

mangungu

close, tight (of weaving) (kupu kē atu: pūputu)

manu tukutuku

kite (kupu kē atu: manu aute, pākau)

māota

lime green (kupu kē atu: kārikikōwhai)

marakihau

painted or carved figure in the form of a mythical sea creature

maramara

splinter, chip (kupu kē atu: kongakonga)

maru arotahi

lens hood (takenga mai: maru - shield, shelter; arotahi - lens)

mata taimana

diamond cutter, diamond bit (takenga mai: mata - blade, edge, surface; taimana - diamond [kupu mino]) (kupu kē atu: niho taimana)

mataaho

viewfinder (takenga mai: mataaho - window)

mataaho ōpure

stained glass window (takenga mai: mataaho - window; ōpurepure - varied with patches of colour)

(toi) matahuhua

cubism, cubist (takenga mai: toi - art; mata - face, surface; mata [mataono] - cube)

matahuna

mask (kupu kē atu: kanohi kē)

mataniho

blade (of a saw) (takenga mai: mata - face, edge; niho - tooth)

matanui

coarse, rough (texture) (kupu kē atu: kaitara, mātoretore, raunui, taratara)

matanui

coarse-grained (of a sharpening stone, etc.)

matapaia

ceramic (takenga mai: matapaia - clay work, pottery)

matāpango

graphite (takenga mai: matā - lead; pango - black)

matarahi

mural (takenga mai: matarahi - large; mata - surface; rahi - numerous)

matarehu

fine-grained (of a sharpening stone, etc.)

mātātara

flax divided into narrow strips for weaving

mātātea

light part of an image (takenga mai: mātā [mātāniho] - print or mark of teeth; tea - white, clear)

mātātuhi

print (takenga mai: mātā [mātāniho] – print or mark of teeth; tuhi – delineate, draw, adorn with painting) (kupu kē atu: hāraunga)

mātātuhi kahupeka

lino print

mātātuhi kōaro

intaglio (takenga mai: kōaro - be inverted)

mātātuhi poro rākau

wood block print

mātātuhi raumata

screen print (takenga mai: raumata - mesh of a net)

mātātuhi raumata whakaahua

photographic screen print

mātāuri

dark part of an image (takenga mai: mātā [mātāniho] - print or mark of teeth; uri - dark)

matauri

silhouette (takenga mai: mata - face; uri - dark)

matawai

scanner

matihiko

digital (takenga mai: mati - digit; hiko - electricity)

mātiti

toggle (takenga mai: mātiti - peg for tightening or securing anything)

mātītore

split (kupu kē atu: kōihi)

matomato

aesthetic (kupu kē atu: rerehua)

mātoretore

rough (texture), coarse (kupu kē atu: kaitara, matanui, raunui, taratara)

maukoroa

red paint

maurua

seam (kupu kē atu: hiki)

māwhe

faded (colour) (kupu kē atu: hātea)

māwhero

pink

māwherotea

pale pink (takenga mai: māwhero - pink; tea - light [of colour])

miri ~a ~nga

twist a cord by rubbing the strands on the thigh (kupu kē atu: tāmiro)

miriona tongiiti

megapixel (tohu: MP)

miriona waematihiko

megabyte (tohu: MB) (takenga mai: miriona - million [kupu mino]; wae - unit of measurment; matihiko - digital)

miro

twisted cord, thread (kupu kē atu: aho)

miro

thread, twisted cord (kupu kē atu: aho)

miro kātene

cotton thread (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

miti ~a

absorb (takenga mai: miti - lick up; mimiti - swallowed up)

mōhinuhinu

gloss finish (takenga mai: mōhinuhinu - shiny, glistening, glossy) (kupu kē atu: pīata)

moko ~a ~ia

moko (tattooing on the face or body under traditional protocol) (kupu kē atu: tāmoko)

mokowā

space (kupu kē atu: takiwā, whaitua)

momo

genre (kupu kē atu: kātū, tūmomo)

(a) mua

foreground (kupu kē atu: aroaro, papamua)

muka

prepared flax fibre (kupu kē atu: whītau)

muku ~a

erase, eraser (takenga mai: muku - wipe, rub) (kupu kē atu: rapa, ūkui)

mūmū

traditional tukutuku pattern incorporating a number of patterns in an array (kupu kē atu: Whanganui mūmū)

mura kapuni

gas burner

muramura

vivid (of colour), bright (takenga mai: muramura - glow, show a brilliant colour) (kupu kē atu: kitakita)

muramura

bright, vivid (of colour) (takenga mai: muramura - glow, show a brilliant colour) (kupu kē atu: kitakita)

(a) muri

background (kupu kē atu: papamuri, tuarongo)

n

niho taimana

diamond bit, diamond cutter (takenga mai: niho - tooth; taimana - diamond [kupu mino]) (kupu kē atu: mata taimana)

niho taniwha

traditional tukutuku pattern representing the teeth of a taniwha

ng

ngaiaku

nylon (takenga mai: ngai - He kupu mino.; aku [akuaku] - firm, strong)

ngaio

professional

ngako

straight-grained (of timber) (kupu kē atu: aritahi, mākohe, pūkaka)

ngangahau

spirited, lively

ngangahu

clear, focussed

ngangahu

focussed

ngao ~a

dress timber with an adze (kupu kē atu: tahi)

ngārahu

black pigment (kupu kē atu: konga, ngārehu, tārehu, waro)

ngārahu

charcoal (kupu kē atu: konga, ngārehu, tārehu, waro)

ngekingeki

loosely woven (kupu kē atu: ngeki)

ngira

needle (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

ngira mahi uku

clay needle tool

ngore

pompom (kupu kē atu: poi)

ngoto

intense (of feeling, mood etc.)

o

ōpurepure

pied, patches of colour

ōpurepure

patches of colour, pied

ōrangi

blue (kupu kē atu: kahurangi, kikorangi, purū [kupu mino])

ōrangihiko

electric blue (takenga mai: ōrangi - blue; hiko - electric)

ōrangihina

blue-grey

ōrangitea

light blue (takenga mai: ōrangi - blue; tea - light [of colour])

ōrangiuri

dark blue, navy blue (takenga mai: ōrangi - blue; uri - dark [of colour]) (kupu kē atu: pukepoto)

oro ~a

grind, rub fine (kupu kē atu: hunga, kanioro, kauoro)

oroi ~a

sharpen (kupu kē atu: whakakoi)

p

(peita) kiritai

top coat (takenga mai: kiritai - outer skin, epidermis)

(peita) kiriwai

primer, underpainting (takenga mai: kiriwai - skin, dermis; peita - painting)

(peita) kiriwai

underpainting, primer (takenga mai: kiriwai - skin, dermis; peita - painting)

pā kōpani

shutter button (takenga mai: pā [pātene] - button; pā - touch; kōpani - shutter [of a camera])

pā kōwhiringa

menu control (takenga mai: pā [pātene] - button; pā - touch; kōwhiringa - menu)

pā topa

zoom control (takenga mai: pā [pātene] - button; pā - touch; topa [arotahi topa] - zoom lens)

pā whakahaere

mode control (takenga mai: pā [pātene] - button; pā - touch; whakahaere - organise, operate)

pae whakaranu

palette (takenga mai: pae - surface; whakaranu - mix together)

paepae

threshold of a meeting house

paepiringa

mounting (for an artwork) (takenga mai: pae - surround with a border; piri - be attached, fastened to)

paerongo

sensor (takenga mai: pae - perch; paenga - place where things are heaped up; rongo - apprehend by the senses)

paeturi

moko pattern on the thigh (kupu kē atu: pakituri)

pāhao ~tia

appropriate, appropriation (takenga mai: pāhao - borrow, acquire information stealthily, glean)

pahawa

smear, daub (kupu kē atu: hawahawa)

pākā kōrito

light brown

pākā kōrito

khaki

pākākā

burnt orange (kupu kē atu: tākou)

pākākā

burnt orange, dark orange (kupu kē atu: tākou)

pākākā

ochre (colour) (kupu kē atu: tākou)

pākākā

dark orange (kupu kē atu: tākou)

pākati

carving pattern for surface decoration consisting of a series of notches

pākau

kite (kupu kē atu: manu aute, manu tukutuku)

pakini ~tia

notch

pakitaha

border on a garment

pakituri

moko pattern on the thigh (kupu kē atu: paeturi)

pakoko

image, statue (kupu kē atu: whakapakoko)

pākuru ~a

hammer (kupu kē atu: hama)

pānga riterite

proportion (takenga mai: pānga [pā] - connected with, relationship; riterite - alike, corresponding)

pango

black (kupu kē atu: hiwahiwa, mangu)

pani ~a

smear (kupu kē atu: penu, whakawahi)

pani ~a

paint (kupu kē atu: peita)

pani kukū

impasto (takenga mai: pani - paint, smear, spread anything on something else; kukū - thick liquid)

pani pākeho

gesso (takenga mai: pani - paint, smear, spread; pākeho - limestone, white clay)

pao, paopao ~a

strike with an implement (kupu kē atu: hau, hahau, kuru, pātuki)

papa kōputaputa

pegboard (takenga mai: papa - surface; kōputaputa - pitted, full of holes)

papa maramara

chipboard (takenga mai: papa - surface, board; marama - chip, splinter)

papa marariki

fibreboard (takenga mai: papa - surface, board; mara [maramara] - chip, splinter; riki - small)

papa poro (pepa)

trimmer (paper) (takenga mai: papa - flat surface; poro - trim off, cut off)

papa tā

drawing board

papa tapahi

cutting board/mat

papahune

cotton (fabric) (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; hune - pappus of seeds of raupō)

papahunga

suede (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; hunga [perehunga] - nap, fluff)

pāpaka

weaving pattern

papakirango

weaving pattern (kupu kē atu: papakingaro)

papakōaka

canvas (made from hemp) (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; kōaka - hemp)

papamāene

silk (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; māene [māeneene] - soft, smooth) (kupu kē atu: hiraka)

papamārō

hardboard

papamōhinu

satin (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - fabric; mōhinu [mōhinuhinu] - shiny, glistening, glossy)

papamōnehu

velvet (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - cloth, fabric; mōnehu - the fine rusty pubescence on the unexpanded fronds of bracken and other ferns)

papamua

foreground (kupu kē atu: aroaro, [a] mua)

papamuka

linen (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - fabric; muka - flax fibre)

papamuri

background (kupu kē atu: [a] muri, tuarongo)

papanga

fabric, material, cloth (takenga mai: papanga rua - two-fold, of fabric)

papanga

layer, layered (kupu kē atu: paparanga)

papanga kūtoro

stretch fabric (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - fabric; kūtoro - stretched at full length, a closely woven fabric)

paparai

corduroy (takenga mai: papa [papanga] - fabric; rarai - ribbed, furrowed) (kupu kē atu: koruroi)

paparanga

layer, layered (kupu kē atu: papanga)

papatuhi

(drawing) tablet (takenga mai: papa - surface; tuhi - write, draw)

papawaenga

middle ground (of an image) (kupu kē atu: tuawaenga, [a] waenga)

para

left over pieces stripped off in the process of preparing flax (kupu kē atu: kaku, pūkaha)

pāraharaha

tool (kupu kē atu: taputapu)

paraihe

brush (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

paraihe horihori

synthetic brush (takenga mai: horihori - false, artificial)

paraihe huruhuru

sable brush (takenga mai: huruhuru - hair, fur)

paraihe kōkōhau

airbrush (takenga mai: kōkōhau - air)

paraihe ngaiaku

nylon brush

paraihe rauiti

fine brush

paraihe raunui

broad brush

pārakaraka

orange-yellow

parauri

dark brown, chocolate colour (kupu kē atu: hāura, kākaka, parāone, ura)

parauri

chocolate colour (kupu kē atu: hāura, kākaka, parāone, ura)

pare

carved door lintel of a meeting house

pari

bodice

pari

bra

paru

mud (used in the process of dyeing fibre)

pātangaroa

weaving pattern

patapata

tassel, thrum (kupu kē atu: hukahuka)

patapata

thrum, tassel (kupu kē atu: hukahuka)

pātiki, pātikitiki

traditional kōwhaiwhai and tukutuku pattern depicting the flounder and Coalsack constellation

pato huapae

horizontal type tool (digital image editing)

pato poutū

vertical type tool (digital image editing)

pato, patopato ~a

type (on a keyboard)

pātuki ~a

strike with an implement (kupu kē atu: hau, hahau, pao, paopao)

pawero ~a

lace, interlace (kupu kē atu: kōtui, kōtuitui)

peita ~hia

paint, painting (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: pani)

peita hinu

oil paint

peita kiriaku

acrylic paint

peita kōrahirahi

enamel paint (takenga mai: kōrahirahi - thin, somewhat transparent)

peita pāwhara

fauvism (takenga mai: pāwhara - wild, untamed)

peita rehu

spray paint

peita tangata

figurative painting

peita tūrehurehu

abstract painting

peita wai

watercolour paint

peita waikano

watercolour

peita waikukū

gouache (takenga mai: peita - paint [kupu mino]; wai - water; kukū - firm, stiff, thickened, thick liquid)

peita waimeha

wash (takenga mai: waimeha - diluted)

peita whairino

metallic paint (takenga mai: whai - possessing; rino - metal [kupu mino])

pene

pen (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

pene

pen tool (digital image editing)

pene hinu

crayon

pene matihiko

stylus (takenga mai: pene - pen; matihiko - digital)

pene rākau

pencil

pene tāmau

permanent marker pen

pene tioka

chalk pen

pene waituhi

fountain pen, ink pen

pene whītau

felt pen (takenga mai: pene - pen ; whītau - prepared fibre)

penu ~a

smear (kupu kē atu: pani, whakawahi)

pepa

paper

pepa hangarua

recycled paper

pepa huka

sugar paper

pepa hune

cotton paper

pepa kaitara

textured paper (kupu kē atu: pepa whaikakano)

pepa kānawehi

canvas paper

pepa kariri

cartridge paper (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

pepa kariri pango

black drawing cartridge

pepa mārō

cardboard

pepa mitimiti

blotting paper (takenga mai: mitimiti - lick up)

pepa mohe

tinfoil (takenga mai: mohe [konumohe] - aluminium)

pepa mōhinuhinu

glossy paper

pepa muka

linen paper

pepa pakitara

wallpaper (kupu kē atu: pepa pātū)

pepa pīata-kore

matt paper

pepa raurangi

tissue paper

pepa tākai

brown paper (wrapping paper)

pepa tāwhai

tracing paper

pepa tōkau

newsprint (takenga mai: tōkau - to be plain)

pepa tukutuku

graph paper

pepa waikano

watercolour paper

pepa wākihi

wax paper

pepa whaikano

coloured paper

pepa whairino

metallic paper (takenga mai: whai - possessing; rino - metal [kupu mino])

pepa whakaahua

photography paper

pepa whakamāene

sandpaper (takenga mai: whaka - causative prefix; māene - smooth)

pepa whakapiripiri

papier mâché (takenga mai: pepa - paper; whakapiri - stick, fasten)

pepa whakatīaho

translucent paper

pereki tahu

fire brick

peru

nut (takenga mai: peru - head as of a nail etc.)

petapeta

rag (kupu kē atu: karukaru, ruha, ruharuha, ruwha)

pia

apprentice, novice (kupu kē atu: ika tauhou)

pia

novice, apprentice (kupu kē atu: ika tauhou)

piakano

pastel (takenga mai: pia - gum of a tree; kano - colour)

pīata

gloss finish (kupu kē atu: mōhinuhinu)

pīata-kore

matt finish

piere

crack

pīereere

crazing (takenga mai: pīereere - fissured)

pihi ~a

cut, slit, tear (kupu kē atu: hae, hahae, ripi)

pikitia

picture (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: whakaahua)

pikitia whakaari

illustration (takenga mai: whakaari - to show, display, present)

pine ~a

pin (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: tāpine)

pīngao

pīngao, golden sand sedge, Demoschoenus spiralis

pīngao

golden yellow

pirara

wide apart, gaping (kupu kē atu: tīrara, tīwāwā)

pirara

gaping (kupu kē atu: tīrara, tīwāwā)

pīrata

sharp (kupu kē atu: kikoha, koi, ratarata)

pirepire

bead

piriona waematihiko

gigabyte (tohu: GB) (takenga mai: piriona - billion; wae - unit of measurement; matihiko - digital) (kupu kē atu: kikapaita [kupu mino])

piripiri

velcro (takenga mai: piripiri - Acaena anserinifolia, a creeping burr; piri - stick, adhere)

pītau-a-manaia

traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern relating to the manaia figure in carving

piupiu

skirt made from flax

(toi) pohewa

surrealism (takenga mai: toi - art; pohewa - imagine, fancy, in imagination)

pōhoi

ear ornament (kupu kē atu: whakakai)

poi

pompom (kupu kē atu: ngore)

poikere

playdough (takenga mai: poi - make into a ball, knead, work up; kere - clay, earth) (kupu kē atu: kere pokepoke)

poipoinga

protégé (takenga mai: poipoi - to nuture)

poka ~ina

hole (kupu kē atu: kōhao)

poka ~ina

pierce (kupu kē atu: kōhao)

poka ~ina

bore (kupu kē atu: kōhao)

pōkai

hank (of fibre), skein

pokepoke ~a (uku)

wedge, knead (clay) (takenga mai: pokepoke - knead)

poro ~a

crop tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: poro - to cut short, trim off)

poro ~a

to crop

poro whakaahua

crop an image (takenga mai: poro - cut short; whakaahua - photograph, image)

poropango

indigo (takenga mai: poro [waiporoporo] - purple; pango - black)

poropango

blue-black (takenga mai: poro [waiporoporo] - purple; pango - black)

poroporo

pale purple-blue

poroporo

violet

poroporo

mauve

porouri

dark purple (takenga mai: poro [waiporoporo] - purple; uri - dark [of colour])

pouaka tūrama

lightbox

pouhine

weaving pattern

pounamu

greenstone

pounamu

dark green (kupu kē atu: kānapanapa, kārikiuri)

poupou

carved upright slab on the interior walls of a meeting house

poutama

traditional tukutuku pattern resembling steps

poutokomanawa

centre ridge-pole of a meeting house

poutū

vertical

poutuarongo

carved centre post on the interior end wall of a meeting house

base, source, origin (kupu kē atu: pūtake, take )

pū ngaro

vanishing point

pū whakaahua

camera (takenga mai: pū - origin, source; pū [pūrere] - device; whakaahua - image) (kupu kē atu: kāmera [kupu mino])

pū whakaahua ataata

video camera (takenga mai: ataata - video)

pū whakaahua kiriata

film camera (tohu: SLR)

pū whakaahua matihiko

digital camera (takenga mai: mati - digit; hiko - electricity)

pū whakaahua puare ririki

pin-hole camera (takenga mai: puare - aperture, opening; ririki - small)

pūahoaho

high contrast (takenga mai: pūahoaho - clarity, clearness)

puare

aperture (of a lens)

puata-kore

opaque

pūataata

transparent, clear (kupu kē atu: kōataata, purata)

pūeru

clothing, garment, fashion (kupu kē atu: kahu, kaka, kākahu)

puhipuhi ~a

decorate with feathers, bunches of hair etc.

pūhoi

blunt (kupu kē atu: kiporo, pūhuki, tūnguru)

pūhoro

traditional kōwhaiwhai and moko pattern usually on the upper leg

pūhuki

blunt (kupu kē atu: kiporo, pūhoi, tūnguru)

pūhungahunga

roughly made (kupu kē atu: kōkau)

pūhungahunga

imperfect (kupu kē atu: kōkau)

pūkaha

left over pieces stripped off in the process of preparing flax (kupu kē atu: kaku, para)

pūkaka

straight-grained (of timber) (kupu kē atu: aritahi, mākohe, ngako)

pūkanohi

knot (in timber) (kupu kē atu: pūpeka, pūmanga)

pūkare

evocative, expressive (takenga mai: pu [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

(toi) pūkare

expressionism (takenga mai: pu [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

pūkare

expressive, evocative (takenga mai: pu [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

pukepoto

dark blue, navy blue (kupu kē atu: ōrangiuri)

pūmā

off-white, whitish grey (kupu kē atu: kōmā)

pūmahara

memory stick

pūmahara

pen drive

pūmanga

knot (in timber) (kupu kē atu: pūkanohi, pūpeka)

pūmārō

hard drive

puninga toi

installation (takenga mai: puni - encampment)

pūpeka

knot (in timber) (kupu kē atu: pūkanohi, pūmanga)

pūputu

close, tight (of weaving) (kupu kē atu: mangungu)

purapura whetū

traditional tukutuku pattern representing the myriad stars of the night sky

purata

transparent, clear (kupu kē atu: kōataata, pūataata)

pūrehurehu

blur (takenga mai: pūrehurehu - be misty, dim, blurred, indistinct)

pūrere tāmoko

tāmoko machine

pūrere tuitui

sewing machine

purimau

vice (takenga mai: puri - hold; mau - fixed, be held) (kupu kē atu: whakakēkeke)

pūrua ~tia ~tanga

copy (kupu kē atu: tārua)

pūrua ~tia ~tanga

clone stamp tool (digital image editing)

pūtake

source, base, origin (kupu kē atu: pū, take)

pūtake

origin, source, base (kupu kē atu: pū, take)

pūtake

base, source, origin (kupu kē atu: pū, take)

putanga

edition

pūwerewere

carving pattern for surface decoration

r

raikara

lycra (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

rākai, rākei ~tia

adorn, embellish (kupu kē atu: whakanako, whakanikoniko, whakapaipai, whakarākai, whakarākei)

raku (uku)

raku (takenga mai: He kupu mino [Hapanihi].)

rangahau ~tia

research (takenga mai: rangahau - seek, search out)

rangitāmiro ~hia

twist together, bind

rangitāmiro ~hia

bind, twist together

rango

roller, cylinder

rango

cylinder, roller

ranu ~a ~nga

mix, mixture (kupu kē atu: whakahanumi, whakaranu)

rapa

eraser (takenga mai: He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: muku, ūkui)

rapa

cross-grained (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rīrapa, tahatonga, takawiri)

rapa

tangled (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rīrapa, tahatonga, takawiri)

rāpaki

kilt

raparapa

the projecting ends of the bargeboards of a meeting house

rape

moko pattern usually on the buttocks

raranga

weave, weaving (kupu kē atu: nape, whatu, rangā [tūmahi hāngū])

raranga mangumangu

tight weaving

raranga tīrara

open weaving (kupu kē atu: raranga tātahi)

rārangi ~hia ~tanga

line

rārangi hua

contour lines (takenga mai: hua - outline, contour line)

rārangi kōpiko

curved line (kupu kē atu: ānau, rārangi piko)

rārangi motukore

unbroken line, continuous line

rārangi motumotu

broken line

rārangi piko

curved line (kupu kē atu: ānau, rārangi kōpiko)

rārangi tīaroaro

guides (digital image editing) (takenga mai: rārangi - line; tīaroaro - alignment)

rārangi torotika

straight line

ratarata

sharp (kupu kē atu: kikoha, koi, pīrata)

rauangi

fine (texture), thin (kupu kē atu: angiangi, rauiti)

rauhī

curate (takenga mai: rauhī - to gather together, take care of)

raunui

coarse, rough (texture) (kupu kē atu: kaitara, matanui, mātoretore, taratara)

raupō

bulrush, Typha orientalis

rauponga

carving pattern for surface decoration

rauru

spiral carving pattern for surface decoration

rautahi

squeegee (takenga mai: rau [rarau] - lay hold of, grasp, handle; tahi - sweep)

rautaka

visual diary, work journal (takenga mai: rau - to put into, gather into; taka - to come around as a date or period of time) (kupu kē atu: mahitaka ataata)

rauwhero

bronze (takenga mai: rauwhero - ruddy brown)

rawa hangarua

recycled material (kupu kē atu: rawa tukurua)

rawa māori

natural resource

rawa tukurua

recycled material (kupu kē atu: rawa hangarua)

rawatoi

medium (takenga mai: rawa - goods, property; toi - art)

rawatoi

medium, art materials (takenga mai: rawa - goods, property; toi - art)

rawatoi

art materials, medium (takenga mai: rawa - goods, property; toi - art)

rawatoi tini

mixed media (takenga mai: rawatoi - medium [visual art]; tini - many) (kupu kē atu: toirau)

raweke ~hia ~tanga

manipulate, fashion

raweke whakaahua

image manipulation (kupu kē atu: whakarākei whakaahua)

rehe

expert, clever, deft, virtuoso (kupu kē atu: tohunga)

rehurehu

blurry (of an image) (kupu kē atu: makaro)

reiaku

rayon (takenga mai: He kupu mino.)

remu

hem

remu

lower border on a cloak

reo ataata

visual literacy

rerehua

aethestic (kupu kē atu: matomato)

reretau

harmony, harmonious (takenga mai: rere - flow; rere [rerehua] - pleasant to the sight, beauty, aesthetic; tau - be neat, attractive, beautiful)

ringa pīauau

guillotine (takenga mai: ringa - arm; pīauau - cutting instrument)

ringarehe

craftsman, craftsperson (takenga mai: ringa - hand; ringatoi - artist; rehe - adept, skillful) (kupu kē atu: ringaharatau)

ringarehe

artisan (takenga mai: ringa - hand; ringatoi - artist; rehe - adept, skillful) (kupu kē atu: ringaharatau)

ringatoi

artist

ringatoi ataata

visual artist

ringatoi uku

clay artist (kupu kē atu: kaihanga uku)

ringauku

potter (takenga mai: ringa - hand; uku - clay)

rino kōwakawaka

corrugated iron

ripa

ridge

ripi ~a

cut, slit, tear (kupu kē atu: hae, haehae, pihi)

riporipo

carving pattern for surface decoration (kupu kē atu: unaunahi)

rīrapa

cross-grained, matted, tangled (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rapa, takawiri, tahatonga)

rito

(new) shoot of flax plant

rohe ngangahu

depth of field (takenga mai: rohe - area, region; ngangahu - clear, in focus)

roimata toroa

traditional tukutuku pattern representing albatross tears

romiromi ~a (uku)

knead (clay) (kupu kē atu: pokepoke [uku])

rongo ~hia

awareness (kupu kē atu: aroā)

rongo ~hia

perceive, perception (kupu kē atu: aroā)

rou kōpani

cable release (takenga mai: rou - a long stick used to reach anything; kōpani - shutter [of a camera])

ruaruawhetū

weaving pattern

ruha, ruwha

rag (kupu kē atu: karukaru, petapeta, ruharuha)

rūri

ruler (takenga mai: rūri - He kupu mino.) (kupu kē atu: tauine)

rūri takai

measuring tape (kupu kē atu: tēpa ine)

t

(te) here a Mātuku-tangotango

Mātuku-tangotango’s knot

(toi) kōata

glass (art) (takenga mai: kōataata - transparent)

(toi) kōpura

impressionism (takenga mai: kōpura - ruddy, shining)

(toi) matahuhua

cubism, cubist (takenga mai: toi - art; mata - face, surface; mata [mataono] - cube)

(toi) pohewa

surrealism (takenga mai: toi - art; pohewa - imagine, fancy, in imagination)

(toi) pūkare

expressionism (takenga mai: pu [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

tā ~ia ~nga

draw, etch, engrave, cut, fashion, paint (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

mallet (kupu kē atu: kuru)

tā ~ia ~nga

etch, draw, engrave, cut, fashion, paint (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

tā ~ia ~nga

engrave, draw, etch, cut, fashion, paint (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

tā ~ia ~nga

cut, draw, etch, engrave, fashion, paint (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

tā ~ia ~ nga

fashion, draw, etch, engrave, cut, paint (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

tā ~ia ~ nga

paint, draw, etch, engrave, cut, fashion (kupu kē atu: tuhi)

tā tongitongi

pointillism (takenga mai: tā - draw; tongi - point, speck)

tae

colour, hue (kupu kē atu: kano)

tae

dye (kupu kē atu: waitae)

tae

stain (kupu kē atu: tawau)

tae

hue (kupu kē atu: kano)

tae mahana

warm colour

tae mātāmua

primary colour (takenga mai: mātāmua - first)

tae mātāmuri

tertiary colour (takenga mai: mātāmuri - last)

tae mātao

cool colour

tae mātāwaenga

secondary colour (takenga mai: mātā - e whai ana i te tauira o te 'mātāmua' me te 'mātāmuri'; waenga - middle)

tae ōnuku

earth colour (takenga mai: ō - of, pertaining to; nuku - the earth)

tae tapatoru

triad colours (takenga mai: tapatoru - triangle)

tae tauaro

contrasting colour (takenga mai: tauaro - opposite) (kupu kē atu: tae wana)

tae wana

contrasting colour (kupu kē atu: tae tauaro)

taeāwhio

colour wheel (takenga mai: tae - colour; āwhio - circle, round) (kupu kē atu: wīra tae)

taerata

analogous colour (takenga mai: rata - friendly, tame)

taetahi

monochromatic (takenga mai: tahi - one)

taetini

polychromatic (takenga mai: tini - many)

tahā

gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris (kupu kē atu: hue, kiaka)

tāhae ~tia

misappropriate (kupu kē atu: whānako)

tahatonga

bent, warped, twisted (kupu kē atu: kokohu, kōrapa, tātonga)

tahatonga

cross-grained, matted, tangled (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rapa, rīrapa, takawiri)

tāheha

slovenly, crooked, loose (in weaving) (kupu kē atu: kāwitiwiti, tākeka)

tāhei

necklace, neck ornament (kupu kē atu: hei, whakakai)

tahi ~a ~nga

dress timber with an adze (kupu kē atu: ngao)

tāhina ~tia

tone (of colour) (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; hina - grey)

tahinga paraihe

brush stroke (takenga mai: tahi - sweep)

tahitahi kano

brush tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: tahitahi - stroke, sweep; kano - colour, texture, stock)

tāhū

ridge-beam of a meeting house (kupu kē atu: tāhuhu)

tāhua

stencil (takenga mai: tā - draw, cut, etch; hua - outline)

tāhuahua ~tia

render (digital image editing)

tāhuhu

ridge-beam of a meeting house (kupu kē atu: tāhū)

tāingoingo

mottled, spotted (kupu kē atu: kōrangorango, kōtingotingo)

taitapa

frame (kupu kē atu: taku, tāpare)

tākaho

dodge tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; kaho - anything light in colour)

tākano ~tia

tint (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; kano - pigment, colour)

tākarokaro

semi-gloss (takenga mai: tākarokaro - shine dimly)

takawiri

cross-grained, matted, tangled (kupu kē atu: hūmengemenge, rapa, rīrapa, tahatonga)

take

base, source, origin, cause, reason (kupu kē atu: pū, pūtake)

tākeka

slovenly, crooked, loose (in weaving) (kupu kē atu: tāheha, kāwitiwiti)

taketake

original (takenga mai: taketake - origin, beginning, root)

tākirikiri ~tanga

split into fine strips

takitoru

traditional tukutuku pattern symbolising two-way communication

takiwā

space (kupu kē atu: mokowā)

tākou

dark orange (kupu kē atu: pākākā)

tākou

burnt orange (kupu kē atu: pākākā)

tākou

ochre (kupu kē atu: pākākā)

tāmeha

solvent (takenga mai: tā - causitive prefix; meha [memeha] - be dissolved)

tāmiro ~tia

twist a cord by rubbing the strands on the thigh (kupu kē atu: miri)

tāmoko

tāmoko (tattooing on the face or body under customary protocol) (kupu kē atu: moko)

tānga matihiko

digital drawing (takenga mai: tā - draw, paint; mati - digit; hiko - electric)

tānga pakiwaituhi

cartoon drawing

tānga pakiwaituhi

comic drawing

tānga papatahi

monoprint

tānga papatini

polyprint

tāngari

denim (takenga mai: He kupu mino [mai i te kupu 'dungaree'].)

tāniko

tāniko (finger weaving)

tāoke

toxic (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; oke - ill, ailing)

taonga uku

claywork, pottery

taonga ukumata

greenware (takenga mai: taonga - object; uku - clay; mata - fresh, green, uncooked)

taonga whakapaipai

jewellery (kupu kē atu: whakapīwari, taonga whakarākei)

taowaru

carving pattern for surface decoration

tapa

tapa (cloth)

tapa

edge, margin

tapa

margin, edge

tapa pīngore

flexi-curve (takenga mai: tapa - edge; pīngore - flexible)

tāpare

frame (kupu kē atu: taitapa, taku)

tapeha

vinyl (takenga mai: tapeha - rind, bark, skin)

tapi ~a

healing brush tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: tapi - patch, mend, repair)

tapiki ~tia ~tanga

lock off - turn in the strands of a piece of weaving

tāpiko

french curve (takenga mai: tā - draw, etch; piko - curve)

tāpine ~a

pin (kupu kē atu: pine)

tāpora

hessian (takenga mai: tāpora - a coarse floor mat)

tāporowhita

compass (takenga mai: tā - draw, etch; porowhita - circle)

taputapu

tool (kupu kē atu: pāraharaha)

taputapu matihiko

digital tool

taputapu matihiko

digital instrument

taputapu tārai (uku)

sculpting tool (clay) (kupu kē atu: wakuwaku)

taputapu tārai (uku)

scraper (kupu kē atu: wakuwaku)

taputapu tārai (uku)

kidney (tool for clay) (kupu kē atu: wakuwaku)

taputapu tuhi

drawing instrument

tārai ~a ~tanga

sculpt, sculpture (takenga mai: tārai - dress, shape, fashion)

tārai uku

clay sculpture

tāraihiko

power carver (takenga mai: tārai - dress, shape, fashion; hiko - electricity)

tāraihiko matarehu

dremel (takenga mai: tārai - dress, shape, fashion; hiko - electricity; matarehu - fine)

tāraitanga honohono

additive sculpture

tāraitanga tangotango

subtractive sculpture

tāraitanga tū noa

free-standing sculpture

taramore

plain, devoid of ornamentation (kupu kē atu: kōkau, māmore, tōkau, tōtōkau)

tarapī

fine, small, as fibres of finely dressed flax

taratara

coarse, rough (texture) (kupu kē atu: kaitara, matanui, mātoretore, raunui)

taratara-a-Kai

carving pattern for surface decoration (kupu kē atu: taratara-a-Kae, taratara-o-Kai)

tārehu

charcoal, black pigment (kupu kē atu: ngārahu, ngārehu, waro)

tāripa

graver, burin (takenga mai: tā - cut, tattoo; ripa - groove, furrow)

tāripa

graver (takenga mai: tā - cut, tattoo; ripa - groove, furrow)

tāripa

burin, graver (takenga mai: tā - cut, tattoo; ripa - groove, furrow)

tārore

lasso tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: tārore - put into a noose, snare)

tārua ~tia ~tanga

duplicate, copy (kupu kē atu: pūrua)

tāruarua

repeat, repetitive

tārunga whakarehurehu

scumble, scumbling (takenga mai: tā - paint; runga - top; whakarehurehu - blur)

tātaitanga

style (takenga mai: tātai - arrange, adorn, set in order, recite genealogy) (kupu kē atu: tāera [kupu mino])

tātiwha ~hia

shade (of colour) (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; tiwha - dark)

tātonga

bent, warped, twisted (kupu kē atu: kokohu, kōrapa, tahatonga)

tātua

belt

tauhere ~a

lash, fasten, bind (kupu kē atu: whiwhita)

tauine

ruler (kupu kē atu: rūri)

tauira

model, maquette

tauira

pattern

tauira

maquette, model

taupoki arotahi

lens cap (takenga mai: taupoki - cover, close with a lid; arotahi -lens)

taurite

balance, balanced

taurite hikuwaru

asymmetrical balance (takenga mai: taurite - balance; hikuwaru - crooked, asymmetrical)

tāuriuri

burn tool (digital image editing) (takenga mai: tā - causative prefix; uriuri - dark in colour)

tawa

purple (kupu kē atu: māhoe, pāpura [kupu mino], waiporoporo)

tāwai ~tia

(to) dye (takenga mai: tāwai - steep in vegetable dye)

tawau

stain (takenga mai: tawau - milky juice of plants, stain therefrom) (kupu kē atu: tae)

tāwēwē

loosely woven (kupu kē atu: ngeki, ngekingeki)

tāwhai ~tia ~tanga

trace (takenga mai: tā - draw, etch; whai - follow, acquire the shape or character of; tāwhai - imitate)

tāwhirowhiro (uku)

spin (clay)

tāwhiu

first weft (kupu kē atu: aho tāhuhu, aho tapu)

tea

light (of colour), pale (kupu kē atu: kaho, kōmā, teatea)

tea

pale, light (of colour) (kupu kē atu: kaho, kōmā, teatea)

tekoteko

carved figure on the gable of a meeting house

tēpa ine

measuring tape (takenga mai: tēpa - He kupu mino.; ine - measure) (kupu kē atu: rūri takai)

tēpara

stapler (takenga mai: tēpara - He kupu mino.)

tetepe (uku)

set (clay) (takenga mai: tetepe - set, become firm)

tīhāngai

T-square (takenga mai: koki hāngai - right angle)

tīhore ~a

strip (flax)

tikanga toi

art technique

tīkaro ~a

gouge

tikiake

download (electronic data)

tīmere

flue (takenga mai: He kupu mino [mai i te kupu 'chimney'].)

tioka

chalk

tīpako ~na ~nga

select, selection

tīpako ara

path selction tool (digital image editing)

tīpare

head-band

tipirori

irregular (shape) (kupu kē atu: tipihori, tipitaha, tōroherohe)

tīrara

gaping, wide apart (kupu kē atu: pirara, tīwāwā)

tīrewa peita

easel (takenga mai: tīrewa - scaffolding or raised frame for hanging things on; peita - painting)

tirohanga

perspective (takenga mai: tirohanga - view, sight, aspect)

tirohanga pūrua

two-point perspective (takenga mai: pū - originate; pū [pūwāhi] - point in space; rua - two)

tirohanga pūtahi

single-point perspective (takenga mai: pū - originate; pū [pūwāhi] - point in space; tahi - one)

tirohanga pūtoru

three-point percpective (takenga mai: pū - originate; pū [pūwāhi] - point in space; toru - three)

tīwani maitai

steel scraper (takenga mai: tīwani - to scrape, dress, smooth; maitai - steel)

tīwāwā

wide apart, gaping (kupu kē atu: pirara, tīrara)

tīwiri

screw

tohu

symbol, symbolise

tohu whakarite

visual metaphor (kupu kē atu: ata whakarite)

tohunga

expert, skilled person

toi

art

toi arotini

pop art (takenga mai: aro - desire, inclination, attend to, favour; tini - many)

toi ataata

visual art

toi ataata

visual art

toi hou

modernism

toi kākahu

wearable art (kupu kē atu: toi pūeru)

toi karawhiti

graffiti art (takenga mai: He kupu mino [Itariana].)

toi kōpura

impressionism (takenga mai: kōpura - ruddy, shining)

toi matahuhua

cubism (takenga mai: mata - face, surface; mata [mataono] - cube; huhua - many)

toi mautohe

protest art (takenga mai: mautohe - to oppose, take a stand against, protest)

toi pīereere

marbling (takenga mai: pīereere - fissured)

toi piripiri

collage (takenga mai: piripiri - stick, adhere, cling)

toi pohewa

surrealism (takenga mai: pohewa - imagine, fancy, in imagination)

toi pono

realism

toi pūeru

wearable art (kupu kē atu: toi kaka)

toi pūkare

expressionism (takenga mai: pu [pupū] - break forth, spring up; kare [kare ā-roto] - emotion)

toi puni

installation art (takenga mai: puni - encampment)

toi rapirapi

sgraffito (takenga mai: rapirapi - scratch) (kupu kē atu: ketuketu)

toi rārangi

line art

toi rōpinepine

mosaic (takenga mai: rōpinepine - place close together)

toi tahanga

minimalist art (takenga mai: tahanga - naked, bereft, having nothing)

toi tahanga

minimalist art (takenga mai: tahanga - naked, benefit, nothing left)

toi tūaweawe

non-figurative art, non-representational art (takenga mai: tū - manner, sort, appear; aweawe - distant, out of reach)

toi tuitui

sewing arts

toi tūrehurehu

abstract art (takenga mai: tū - manner, sort, appear; rehurehu - indistinctly seen)

toi tūturu

representational art (takenga mai: tūturu - real, true, actual, authentic)

toi tūturu

figurative art (takenga mai: tūturu - real, true, actual, authentic)

toi waihanga

construction art, assemblage

toirau

mixed media (kupu kē atu: rawatoi tini)

tōkari ~tia

cut (a notch) (kupu kē atu: pakini)

tōkau, tōtōkau

plain, devoid of ornamentation (kupu kē atu: kōkau, māmore, taramore)

toki

adze

tongiiti

pixel (tohu: px) (takenga mai: tongi - speck; iti - small) (kupu kē atu: pika [kupu mino])

tongitongi

grainy (of an image) (takenga mai: tongitongi - speckled)

topa

zoom

topa ki tata

zoom in (kupu kē atu: topa mai)

topa ki tawhiti

zoom out (kupu kē atu: topa atu)

tōpūtanga whakaahua

photomontage (takenga mai: tōpū - assembled together; whakaahua - photograph)

tōraro

negative (of an image) (takenga mai: tō - that of, pertaining to ; raro - below)

tōrino

spiral (kupu kē atu: makaurangi)

tōroherohe

irregular (kupu kē atu: tipihori, tipirori, tipitaha)

tōrua

double weave

tōrua

twilled

tōrua

double weave, two-fold, twilled

tōrunga

positive (of an image) (takenga mai: tō - that of, pertaining to; runga - above)

totoka

harden

tuarongo

background (takenga mai: tua - back, the farther side; tuarongo - back of the interior of a house) (kupu kē atu: [a] muri, papamuri)

tuawaenga

middle ground (of an image) (takenga mai: tua - e whai ana i te 'tua' o te kupu tuarongo; waenga - middle) (kupu kē atu: [a] waenga, papawaenga)

tūāwhiorangi kitea

colour spectrum (takenga mai: tūāwhiorangi - rainbow)

tuhi ~a ~nga

draw (kupu kē atu: tā ~ia ~nga)

tuhi rerehua

typography (takenga mai: tuhi - write; rere - flow, flowing; rerehua - pleasant to the sight, beauty, aesthetic)

tuhi rerehua ā-ringa

calligraphy

tuhinga āwhata

scale drawing

tūhura ~tia ~tanga

explore, exploration

tui kuira

quilting (takenga mai: tui - sew; kuira - quilt [kupu mino])

tui raumata

tapestry (takenga mai: tui - sew; raumata - mesh)

tui tāpiripiri

appliqué (takenga mai: tui - sew; tāpiri - join, add, append, supplement)

tui whakaniko

embroidery (takenga mai: tui - sew; whakaniko - ornament, adorn)

tui, tuitui ~a ~nga

stitch, sew

tui, tuitui ~a ~nga

sew, stitch

tuinga kōpekapeka

zigzag stitch

tuinga kōwhiti

cross stitch (takenga mai: kōwhiti - a cross stitch in reed panelling)

tuinga mekameka

chain stitch

tuinga remu

hem stitch

tuinga takamua

running stitch

tuinga takamuri

back stitch

tuinga tāmau

lock stitch

tuinga tapa

overcast stitch

tukanga auaha

creative process (takenga mai: tukanga [tukatuka] - start up, proceed forward; auaha - creative)

tukanga toi

art process (takenga mai: tukanga [tukatuka] - start up, proceed forward)

tukemata

tāniko pattern made up of notched zigzag lines

tukuata

projector (takenga mai: tuku - release, send, present; ata - image)

tukuatu

upload (electronic data)

tukurunga

upcycle (takenga mai: tuku [tukurua] - recycle; runga - up)

tukutuku

tukutuku (lattice work, interior woven panels of wharenui)

tūmatakahuki

upright rod on the front of a tukutuku panel

tūmau kano

mordant (kupu kē atu: waitumu)

tūmomo

genre (kupu kē atu: momo, kātū)

tūnguru

blunt (kupu kē atu: kiporo, pūhoi, pūhuki)

tūrehurehu

abstract (takenga mai: tū - manner, sort; rehurehu - indistinctly seen) (kupu kē atu: waitara)

turiwhati

weaving pattern

turiwhati

tāmoko needle made from the bone of the dotterel bird

turumata

eyedropper tool (digital image editing)

tūwiri

drill (takenga mai: tū - manner, sort; wiri - bore, twist) (kupu kē atu: hōrete)

tūwiri pūhiko

battery drill

u

uhi

tāmoko instrument

uhi

cover, spread over (kupu kē atu: apu)

uiraira

iridescent (takenga mai: uira – to flash, gleam; iraira – to shine, glitter, be variegated)

uku

clay (kupu kē atu: kere)

uku koropungapunga

earthenware (takenga mai: koropungapunga - porous)

ūkui ~a

erase, eraser (kupu kē atu: muku, rapa)

ukupara ~tia

smudge

ukupara ~tia

smudge tool (digital image editing)

umu kapuni

gas kiln

umu kerepeti

turf kiln

umu pepa

paper kiln

umu rākau

wood kiln

umu rua

pit kiln

umuuku

kiln, clay oven (takenga mai: umu - oven; uku - clay)

unaunahi

carving pattern for surface decoration (kupu kē atu: riporipo)

ura

brown (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai - red brown, parauri, kākaka, parāone - brown)

ura

red-brown (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai - red brown, parauri, kākaka, parāone - brown)

ura

auburn (kupu kē atu: kōkōwai - red brown, parauri, kākaka, parāone - brown)

uri

dark (of colour) (kupu kē atu: hiwa, kākarauri)

w

waematihiko

byte (tohu: B) (takenga mai: wae - unit of measurement; matihiko - digital)

(a) waenga

middle ground (of an image) (kupu kē atu: papawaenga, tuawaenga)

waerongo aho

ISO (takenga mai: wae - unit of measurement; rongo - sense; aho - light)

wairua

mood, feeling (takenga mai: wairua - spirit)

wairua

feeling, mood (takenga mai: wairua - spirit)

waitohu

motif (takenga mai: waitohu - mark, signify, indicate)

waitumu

mordant (kupu kē atu: tūmau kano)

waiuku

slip (clay) (takenga mai: wai - water; uku - clay)

waku matarehu

file (tool) (takenga mai: waku - rub, scrape, abrade; matarehu - fine grained)

wakuwaku ~a

frottage, rubbing (takenga mai: wakuwaku - rub, scrape, abrade)

wakuwaku

scraper, sculpting tool (clay), kidney (kupu kē atu: taputapu tārai [uku])

wakuwaku ~a

rubbing, frottage (takenga mai: wakuwaku - rub, scrape, abrade)

wewete tuinga

quick unpick (takenga mai: wewete - untie, unravel; tuinga - stitch) (kupu kē atu: waha kai tuinga)

wira uku

pottery wheel, clay wheel

wīra uku

clay wheel, pottery wheel

wh

whakaahua

image (kupu kē atu: atahanga)

whakaahua ~tia

photograph

whakaahua ā-manu

aerial photograph (kupu kē atu: whakaahua mai i runga)

whakaahua hangariki

thumbnail (takenga mai: hangariki - small)

whakaahua hū

static image (takenga mai: hū - still, quiet)

whakaahua kiriaro

self-portrait (takenga mai: kiri - person, self; aro [whaiaro] - self, person)

whakaahua kiripaki

caricature (takenga mai: kiri - person, self; paki [pakiwaitara] - fiction, legend, folk lore)

whakaahua kiritangata

portrait (takenga mai: kiritangata – person)

whakaahua mai i runga

aerial photograph (kupu kē atu: whakaahua ā-manu)

whakaahua matihiko

digital photograph (takenga mai: matihiko - digital)

whakaahua taiao

landscape (image) (takenga mai: taiao - environment)

whakaahua takanga wā

time-lapse photography

whakaahua takiraha

panorama (takenga mai: takiraha - wide, extended)

whakaahua tiro tata

close-up (photograph) (takenga mai: tiro - survey, view; tata - close)

whakaahua toka

still life photography (takenga mai: toka - stay still, firm)

whakaatu ~ria ~ranga

show, exhibit, exhibition (kupu kē atu: whakakite ~a ~nga)

whakaatu ~ria ~ranga

exhibit, exhibition (kupu kē atu: whakakite ~a ~nga)

whakahanumi ~tia

mix together (paint etc.) (kupu kē atu: ranu, whakaranu)

whakahawe ~a

distort

whakahoi

tuck (in sewing), dart (takenga mai: whakahoi - insert divergent threads in the woof of a garment to make fullness)

whakahoi

dart, tuck in (sewing) (takenga mai: whakahoi - insert divergent threads in the woof of a garment to make fullness)

whakairo ~hia

carve, carving, ornamented with a pattern

whakairo kāmaka

rock carving, rock art (takenga mai: whakairo - carve, ornament with a pattern, sculpt; kāmaka - rock, stone)

whakairo kōiwi

bone carving

whakairo papatahi

relief carving

whakairo papatahi

bas relief

whakairo rākau

wood carving

whakaironui

carving pattern for surface decoration

whakakai

ear ornament (kupu kē atu: pōhoi)

whakakai

necklace, neck ornament (kupu kē atu: hei, tāhei)

whakakēkeke

vice (kupu kē atu: purimau)

whakakī ~a

fill (digital image editing)

whakakite ~a ~nga

show, exhibit, exhibition (kupu kē atu: whakaatu ~ria ~ranga)

whakakoi ~a ~ngia

sharpen (kupu kē atu: oroi)

whakakopa ~ina

clamp

whakamāene hiko

electric sander (takenga mai: whakamāene - make smooth; hiko - electricity)

whakamaheni ~tia

burnish (takenga mai: whaka - causative prefix; maheni - smooth)

whakamahine ~tia

polish, polisher

whakamāori ~tia ~tanga

interpret

whakangangahu ~tia

sharpen (an image) (takenga mai: ngangahu - clear, in focus)

whakaniko, whakanikoniko ~hia

embellish, adorn (takenga mai: whakaniko - ornament with curves, adorn) (kupu kē atu: rākai, rākei, whakanako, whakapaipai, whakarākai)

whakaohooho ~tia

inspire

whakapai ake

refine

whakapaipai ~tia

embellish (kupu kē atu: whakanikoniko, whakanakonako, whakarākai)

whakapaka ~tia

firing (clay) (takenga mai: paka - dried, baked, cook)

whakapaka kirimōhinu

glaze firing

whakapaka rōrua

pit firing (clay) (takenga mai: rō [roto] - in; rua - pit)

whakapaka totoka

biscuit firing, bisque (takenga mai: whakapaka - firing; totoka - make solid)

whakapakoko

image, statue (kupu kē atu: pakoko)

whakapīwari

jewellery (takenga mai: whakapīwari - bedeck, ornament) (kupu kē atu: taonga whakapaipai)

whakarākai ~tia ~tanga

embellish, adorn (kupu kē atu: rākai, rākei, whakaniko, whakanakonako, whakapaipai)

whakarākei whakaahua

image manipulation (kupu kē atu: raweke whakaahua)

whakaranu ~a

mix together (paint etc.) (kupu kē atu: ranu, whakahanumi)

whakatīaho

translucent

whakatika ~ina

edit

whakatongitongi ~hia

pixelate (digital image editing) (takenga mai: whaka - causative prefix; tongotongi - speckled)

whakawae

carved uprights on either side of the door of a meeting house (kupu kē atu: waewae)

whakawahi ~a

smear (kupu kē atu: pani, penu)

whakawairua

low contrast, dim (of an image) (takenga mai: whakawairua - appear dim and shadowy) (kupu kē atu: māhinahina, whēkaro)

whakawairua

dim (of an image), low contrast (takenga mai: whakawairua - appear dim and shadowy) (kupu kē atu: māhinahina, whēkaro)

whakawhaihanga ~tia

stylise (digital image editing) (takenga mai: whaka - causative prefix; whaihanga - manipulate, make, construct)

whakawhanake ~tia

develop (takenga mai: whaka - causitive prefix; whanake - grow)

whānako ~tia

misappropriate (takenga mai: whānako - cheat, rob, steal) (kupu kē atu: tāhae)

Whanganui-mūmū

traditional tukutuku pattern incorporating a number of patterns in an array (kupu kē atu: mūmū)

whao ~whia

chisel, carve

whao haehae

v chisel

whao papatahi

flat chisel (takenga mai: papatahi - flat)

whao pewa

gouge chisel (takenga mai: pewa - anything bow-shaped)

whaowiri

bolt (takenga mai: whao - iron tool; wiri - twist, thread)

whare whakaatu (toi)

(art) gallery

whare whakairo

carved house

wharenui

meeting house

whāroa arotahi

focal length

whatu ~a ~nga

weave (kupu kē atu: nape, raranga)

whatu aho pātahi

single weft twining

whatu aho rua

double weft twining

whēkaro

low contrast, dim (of an image) (kupu kē atu: māhinahina, whakawairua)

whenu

warp (as a weaving)

whero

red, orange-red (kupu kē atu: kura - red)

wheua

bone (kupu kē atu: koiwi)

whiri ~a ~nga

plait

whītau

prepared flax fibre (kupu kē atu: muka)

whiwhita ~ngia

fasten, bind, lash (kupu kē atu: tauhere)