The mumu alludes to the style of panel which the Whanganui iwi divided into rows of three elongated blocks. The resultant areas are filled with similar types of pattern. In this example, the central section is filled with a version of waharua. The four corners are filled with single stitch patterns, based on traditional bird footprint designs. The horizontal or vertical chevrons were identified on the East Coast as tapuae kautuku (bittern's footprints) and waewae pakura (swamp hen's feet).
This page reproduces information from page 29 of the booklet Pūawaitanga o te Ringa - Fruits of our busy hands
This panel is on display at Waruwarutū, Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga.