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Predicate Object 1936 1936-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1936-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1936.295 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1936.295, 24061; 247 Kiribati 2002-06-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:41:23.337Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 CKH session 20180811 - Te bai ni itau – (boxing gloves) 24061 - et all (5 present that appear the same on try) Some have te kora attached to tie to the fist. To cover the knuckles. Made using a bulbous knotting technique. Fibre sheath lines the interior to prevent the knuckles from being scratched. As seen in 32562.1 Te ing – fibrous sheath. 44172 – (knuckle duster) Would be worn with armour. Used te noko (coconut midrib; spine of the coconut palm leaf) that hase been inlayed with te bakoa (shark teeth) over the knotted te kora. 3 finger loops, square in shape. Two plaited te kora at two corners to tie to the wrist. Used as a knuckle duster. Warfare/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Adornment/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te bai n itau. Gauntlet. This would be applied to cover one's knuckles and then be used in combat. It is made entirely of two-ply kora (coconut sennit fibre cordage). It is bulbous in form. The exterior is made up of knotted and curled two-ply kora. It has been woven to form a concave exterior showing how it would be applied to the wearers knuckles and fists. The surface texture is coarse and rough. The underside is convex and shows an interior of woven and knotted layers. The surrounding edge has a woven finish with a small loose, fibrous strand of kora. It is a mid tone in brown and thick in depth. Te bai n itau
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