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Tāhiri

human history
  • Other Name

    Fan (English)

  • Description

    Tāhiri. Fan. The blade of the Tāhiri (fan) is woven possibly from ni’au (coconut midrib), with the handle carved of ra'au (wood). Commencement woven from the centre base, and woven out in a twill weave and progressively becomes more refined towards the upper areas of the fan. Handle is with a pointed tip which is inserted into the blade, approximately 286mm.

    Lashing consisting of fine braids of coconut sennit, 3-ply, is methodically wrapped to form a pattern around the handle. A large piece of the blade is missing. Natural brown in colour.

  • Place
  • Accession Date
    1924
  • Other Id

    14496 (ethnology)

    C6 (Edge-Partington)

  • Department
fan, 14496, C6, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 25… … Read more

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