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Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    Adze, Hafted (English)
  • Description
    Ruatangaeo. Hafted adze (adze missing). A long, carved wooden haft with a squared pedestal base. Top of the haft carved out intended to accommodate the fitting of a toki (adze). Lashing of puru akari (braided coconut sennit) of a fine flat iri taki toru (3-ply braid) lashed on to the top of the haft intended to secure a with a piece of shark skin between the lashing and space for the toki acting as a gasket. Carved surface decoration applied to the entirety of the wooden haft consisting of a variety of repeated triangular and diamond motifs. Lashing is natural in colour. Carved wooden haft stained dark brown in colour.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1936.138, 22588
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    28 May 1936
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Ruatangaeo, 1936.138, 22588, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 11 Oct 2016, Cultural Permissions Apply
Ruatangaeo, 1936.138, 22588, Photographed by Andrew Hales,… … Read more


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