Archaeological items of iconic status can become the subject of modern copies and re-use of the imagery. New Zealand items are not immune.
Rock drawings seem to have been particularly prone to this - borrowings appearing on fabrics, glassware, ceramics, postage stamps and even matchboxes.
O'Regan discusses this use in the context of cultural property.
|Fabric / Carpet|
|Wall Decorations Enamelled|
|Wall Decorations Copper|
|Wall Decorations Wood|
Barry Curtis Park in South Auckland has volcanic rock walls, reconstructed from a nearby farm site. The unfortunate result is what happens when landscape architecture captures archaeological reconstruction.
Not Quite Archaeological
- O'Regan, G. 2008 The shifting place of Ngai Tahu rock art. in Sue O'Connor, Geoffrey Clark, Foss Leach (Eds), Islands of inquiry : colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes. Terra Australis 29 Accessed at http://epress.anu.edu.au/terra_australis/ta29/pdf/ch26.pdf