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Predicate Object 23 Sep 1985 1985-09-23T00:00:00.000Z 1985-09-23T00:00:00.000Z 1985.346 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1985.346 Cook Islands 1997-08-22T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T06:49:05.170Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 45 Ukarere. Ukulele. Musical string instrument. Made from composite materials. Neck headstock and tuners carved and shaped from au (wild hibiscus wood), natural colour. Body constructed fro 3 kapu akari (coconut shells). Plywood for the face of the ukarere, painted in a red hibiscus and green foliage design against a yellow background. 'KISS ME' painted above the hibiscus design, 'RAROTONGA' painted below. Four nylon strings. Metal bridge and saddle. Ukurere
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