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Barkcloth

A fragment of plain barkcloth, possibly part of a chief’s clothing....

Adze

Adzes of this kind were a form of god image, possibly related to Tane-mata-ariki. The stone blades were not only tools, but also exchange valuables. Often the blades...

Barkcloth Levi’s

Commissioned in 2007 Rosanna Raymond (1967 – present) Created to address the question about cultural identity, continuity and change in the modern Pacific world. Genealogy highlights women’s traditional craft techniques but...

Club

Totokia club. Totokia, sometimes referred to as pandanus clubs, have spherical heads with upwards of a hundred radiating conical spikes around a long, tapering teardrop-ended spike. They seem to have...

Copper sheathing

Although it cannot be proven, this item is believed to be a fragment of copper sheathing from the wreck of HMS Bounty on Pitcairn Island. The under-water wooden hulls...

Fire stick

Caption attached to stick “Stick used to make fire by rubbing... Fiji”...

Adze head

Prior to the availability of metal tools stone was the main domestic tool for carving. There were many distinctive styles made from volcanic stone such as basalt. Adzes...

Cutting blade

A crude crescent-shaped mata’a. This was not used as a weapon but a scraping and cutting tool. Many mata’a were made from obsidian and were designed to be...

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