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Pukeko Applique Red Boot

by Tina Dudley on September 25, 2012

in Animal World, Kiwiana

In New Zealand the Pūkeko is mentioned in the Māori myth ‘How the Kiwi lost her wings’ in which several birds of the forest are asked to come down from the trees to eat the bugs on the ground and save the forest, but all give excuses except the Kiwi who is willing to give up his colours and the ability to fly. The Pūkeko’s excuse is that it looks too damp down there, and he does not want to get his feet wet. The Pūkeko is punished for his reluctance and told he must now live forever in the swamps. This ornament can be personalised any way you wish. Price is $16.00