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Predicate Object May 1986 1986-05-01T00:00:00.000Z 1986-05-31T00:00:00.000Z 1986.105 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1986.105, 52054 Kiribati 1997-08-04T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T06:27:38.803Z Pacific Collection Access Project Kiribati 35 Warfare/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Weaving/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te reeree. Sword. This is a decorative model of a reeree (sword). It is made of kanni (coconut palm wood), natural and dried ira (pandanus leaf), noko (coconut midrib), kora (coconut sennit fibre cordage), wi ni bakoa (shark teeth) and the claws of waro (stormapod; sea mantis). The long, tapered, cylindrical structure is made of kanni (coconut palm wood). Ira is presented in its dark brown natural colour and pale yellow dried state. It has been used to form a decorative woven encasment portraying a checked pattern. The sides feature a pattern beginning with the bone claws of waro, four wii ni bakoa, another claw of waro, three wii ni bakoa, another claw of waro, two wii ni bakoa and finally a coxa (a base component of waro leg). The bone claws of the waro are barbed with curved points. They're naturally off-white in colour. However some of the points have fractured. The coxa show a serrated, barbed edge and are also a natural off-white colour. Perforations have been drilled into the waro parts and wii ni bakoa. The parts have been positioned along the rod between two pinnules of noko. A fine two-ply strand of kora has been threaded through the perforations and used to lash down the parts of the noko and across the rod creating a parallel pattern of waro parts and wi ni bakoa. The pointed tip of the ree ree shows where the ira has become loose. Te reeree
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