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Predicate Object 10 Nov 1992 1992-11-10T00:00:00.000Z 1992-11-10T00:00:00.000Z 1992.304 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1992.304, 54303 Cook Islands 1997-07-17T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T05:54:21.342Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Predominantly Open Ei Katu. Head ornament. Ei katu is circular, flat and lined with brown tapa (barkcloth) with kiriau (hibiscus fibre) akamanea (decoration). The outside of the ei katu is decorated with wide and narrow jagged-edged strips tapa. Coiled strips of light beige/yellow coloured kiriau are sewn in the centre of the tapa. Small light coloured spiral shaped pupu (shells) are sewn in the centre of each akamanea. All decorative elements are hand sewn into the band using kiriau strands. Ei katu
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