Toki poutangata

Description
Nephrite continues to be valued for its rarity and beauty. Used for making prestigious items like this adze, this was once owned by a chief. The blade is an heirloom and a symbol of authority and when a new chief was proclaimed the blade would be lashed onto a new handle.
Accession Loan No.
116/1961/2
Simple Name
adze
Full Name
adze head
Collection Country
New Zealand
Common Name
toki poutangata
Production Country
New Zealand
Material
nephrite
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Collection Contintent
Oceania
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Cultural Group
Maori
Function Name
tool weapon
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:21
Updated At
2018-07-05 17:16:59

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