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Predicate Object 1928 1928-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1928-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1928.238 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1928.238, 2749.2 Niuean 2004-10-06T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T06:24:48.211Z Niue Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Seafaring/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - woodwork Vaka ama. A model of a single hull outrigger canoe. This vaka ama is designed for a single occupant. All components of this vaka ama are carved from wood, brown in colour, and lashed together with what appears to be lau ulu (human hair). The tino vaka (hull) is carved to a point at each end, with a rounded base, from what may possibly be moota wood. Attached to cover the tino vaka is a carved puke (combined prow and stern cover component) which is lashed securely with lau ulu at four points along the length of the tino vaka including at each terminal end. Decorative incised lines are applied to the surface of the wooden puke, which has a raised serrated ridgeline along its centre. Two wooden tau toko (crossbooms) extend out from the tino vaka with a supporting rod connecting them. Two tutuki (wooden stakes) are tied to one of the tau toko. The hama (outrigger) for this model vaka ama is missing. Vaka ama
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