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Predicate Object 05 Dec 1932 1932-12-05T00:00:00.000Z 1932-12-05T00:00:00.000Z 1932.602 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1932.602, 18909 Mangaia/Cook Islands 2003-01-06T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T01:40:20.815Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 45 Predominantly Open Ruatangaeo. Hafted adze. Ruatangaeo is composed of a polished toki (adze) that is triangular in cross section. Toki is carved from toka kerekere (black basalt stone) and lashed to a carved rakau (wooden) kakau toki (handle/haft) with a squared pedestal base. The toki is lashed to the kakau toki with puru akari (coconut sennit) worked into a flat iri taki toru (3-ply braid). A piece of leather or shark skin is placed between the lashing and the adze, acting as a gasket. Finely carved surface decoration is applied to the entirety of the kakau toki, consisting of repeated triangular and 'K-form' motifs (signature Mangaian carving motif). The lashing is natural in colour. Carved kakau toki is stained dark brown in colour. Ruatangaeo
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