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Predicate Object 18 Jul 1962 1962-07-18T00:00:00.000Z 1962-07-18T00:00:00.000Z 1962.100 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira,1962.100, 36825 Cook Islands 2001-10-08T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:02:19.762Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 45 Predominantly Open Tairiiri. Fan. Composite tairiiri woven from kikau ou (coconut midrib and leaf) with dyed-brown/red overlaid strips of apuraka (giant swamp taro) attached to shaped mauranga (handle) rakau (wooden) and lashed with puru akari (coconut sennit). The blade is in shape of an inverted triangle. Plaited commencement at centre base. Woven out in vertical twilled-3 from the centre to form lower edge and sides of blade. Weaving technique alters to a horizontal twill. Top edge of the blade is flat. Tairiiri
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