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Predicate Object 1917 1917-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1917-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1917.64 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1917.64, 8691 Mangaia/Cook Islands 2003-06-13T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T05:07:12.942Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 45 Ruatangaeo. Hafted adze (adze missing). An intricately carved wooden haft. Square pedestal base and shape. Top of the haft carved out to accommodate the fitting of a toki (adze). Puru akari (braided coconut sennit) of a fine flat iri taki toru (3-ply braid) loosely lashed on to the top of the haft. Repeated triangular geometric designs carved all over the wooden pedestal. The lashing is natural in colour. The wooden haft is stained brown. Ruatangaeo
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