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Predicate Object 1944 1944-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1944-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1944.132 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1944.132, 27557.2 Tongan 2002-04-23T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T22:49:35.653Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tonga 35 Men/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Tools and Implements/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Toki. Hafted adze. Adzes were invaluable tools for Moana Pacific societies prior to the introduction of European tools and materials. They were made in a variety of sizes and shapes according to their required use. This toki appears to be of more modern manufacture, perhaps for tourist trade. It consists of a maka tā (stone adze) lashed with 3-ply hau kafa (sennit binding) to a wooden kau (haft). The maka tā is sourced from maka (stone) of dark basalt. It is triangular in cross section and reduced toward its poll. Its sides are flaked. The wooden kau is cylindrical with a long pronounced heel. Toki
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