A poupou for the University of Thailand.
The story that Kemera Wilson was asked to write for the University of Thailand, was
something to do with education.
We chose to depict Tane i te Wananga, who ascended into the heavens to fetch the three baskets of knowledge. These can be seen in the right hand.
He was also escorted up by the Kotuku rerenga tahi, the white heron of the single flight.
During the journey, Tane i te Wananga was attacked by the namunamu, which is the mosquito at the bottom.
As well as the three baskets of knowledge that were brought back, Tane i te Wananga also brought back two stones. Kemera Wilson has also placed two stones in the poupou.
So the next time you are at the University of Thailand in Khon Kaen, and you happen to see the poupou,
and maybe you will find,
the two stones!
Carved by Kemera Wilson