Step five of the process for creating a marahikau is to draw the designs.
Drawing the Designs
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With the shaping and moulding finished, it was time to draw on the designs, which took about 10 hours. With this on the Marakihau, all that was left was the surface designing, which on a piece this size, took 140 hours.