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    Raupatu 2021. Bone, driftwood, harakeke, muka.

    Carved driftwood face, with a [cow rib] bone handle attached with two screws. Handle is bound with woven harakeke at lower end. Dyed yellow muka is lashed in segments around the woven handle. A plaited harakeke loop is attached toward the open end of the weaving. One portion of the yellow muka lashing has suspended a single shell on a length of muka. Another loop of the yellow muka is wrapped around the driftwood end to suspend the object. The word "RAUPATU" is painted in red on the bone. The eyes of the face on the driftwood are coloured red.

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    18 Oct 2021
  • Department
Raupatu, 2021.33.2, All Rights Reserved © Neke Moa

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