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Predicate Object 16 Nov 1931 1931-11-16T00:00:00.000Z 1931-11-16T00:00:00.000Z 1931.580 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1931.580, 16864 Niuean 2002-11-08T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T01:48:42.386Z Niue Pacific Collection Access Project 35 woodwork Akau tafolo unu mena. A wooden stick used in domestic chores such as beating items of clothing in the household chore of hand-washing garments. Carved from solid kieto (ebony wood), the akau is long and cylindrical in shape, wider and rounded at one end. A metal nail at the base of the akau has a short loop of natural fire attached to it, possibly for suspension of the implement when not in use. Akau tafolo unu mena
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