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Predicate Object 28 May 1936 1936-05-28T00:00:00.000Z 1936-05-28T00:00:00.000Z 1936.138 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1936.138, 22588 Cook Islands 2002-05-21T00:00:00.000Z 2 2021-03-03T23:04:29.206Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 45 Ruatangaeo. Hafted adze (adze missing). A long, carved wooden haft with a squared pedestal base. Top of the haft carved out intended to accommodate the fitting of a toki (adze). Lashing of puru akari (braided coconut sennit) of a fine flat iri taki toru (3-ply braid) lashed on to the top of the haft intended to secure a with a piece of shark skin between the lashing and space for the toki acting as a gasket. Carved surface decoration applied to the entirety of the wooden haft consisting of a variety of repeated triangular and diamond motifs. Lashing is natural in colour. Carved wooden haft stained dark brown in colour. Ruatangaeo
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