Stern Post Size: 14cm
Base Size: 11cm x 8cm x 2.5cm
Overall height: 17cm
The waka sternpost would sit at the back of the waka, it has an integral part of a waka as it connects to the Tauihu (bow). This has a balancing influence on the water and represents someone who has positive influence on others.
The principle, and dominant, design pattern that characterises the taurapa is the pitau or takarangi spiral with Pāua inlay.