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Predicate Object 1970 1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1970-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1970.208 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1970.208, 43982 Tokelauan 1998-06-15T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T00:29:40.831Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tokelau 35 Food and Feasting/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Valu. Scraper. This is a metal valu. The valu is cylindrical in shape with a loop at one end. The metal is a dark colour with a rough surface. A valu was used to scrape and clean a popo (coconut shell) of its flesh. This cleaning out of the flesh was done in preparation to be used as a tauaga (water carrier) and ensured the popo stayed whole. The looped end of the valu was used to tap and open the functional pores. The open popo were often filled with sea water to rot the flesh so that it may be removed easily. Valu
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