He whakanikotanga ka whakanōhia ki te mata o tētahi taonga rākau. Ka karoa atu te āhua o te whakanikotanga i te mata o te rākau, ā, ka whakaurua ki aua wāhi he rauemi kē atu pērā i tētahi momo rākau kē, i te kota pāua rānei.
An embellishment that is put on to the surface of a wooden object. The shape of the embellishment is dug out of the surface of the wood and another material such as a different type of wood or pāua shell is put in to those places.
Hei tauira ēnei o te korotiwha:
korotiwha - inlay, the process of countersinking pieces of shell in carved objects