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Predicate Object 02 Nov 1981 1981-11-02T00:00:00.000Z 1981-11-02T00:00:00.000Z 1981.287 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1981.287, 49654 Cook Islands 1997-09-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T06:58:16.081Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 40 Ruatangaeo. Hafted adze. A polished toki (adze - trapezoidal in cross section) of toka kerekere (black basalt) lashed to a long, carved wooden haft with a squared pedestal base. Top of the haft carved out to accommodate the fitting of the toki. Lashing of puru akari (braided coconut sennit) of a fine flat iri taki toru (3-ply braid) lashed on to the top of the haft to secure the toki. Frayed in some areas. Piece of shark skin fitted between the toki and the lashing. Roughly carved surface decoration applied to the entirety of the wooden haft consisting of repeated triangular motifs. Lashing is natural in colour. Carved wooden haft brown in colour. Ruatangaeo
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