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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, 43986 Tokelauan 1998-06-15T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T00:30:05.169Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tokelau 45 Food and Feasting/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Nao fahua. Clam gathering knife. Nao fahua are used to separate clams from the rocks and the reef when gathering shellfish. This nao fahua is made from wood and metal and is lashed together with twisted coconut sennit cordage. The wood handle is long and triangular in shape, there are two pieces to the handle, the front and the back. The blade is made from metal, it is thin in depth and tapers to a blunt point, the entire blade is brown and rusted. The blade is placed in between the front and back part of the handle and is lashed together with twisted kafa (sennit). Originally, nao fahua were made from gagie (type of wood) which is strong and can be sharpened. Nao fahua
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