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: E1098.d

: Ethnography

: club

: hani (taiaha)

: Long Club; a long wooden shaft with a spatulate convex distal end, which becomes less flat as it thins out towards a blunt proximal point which is intricately carved to represent a head, of which the proximal point represents a tongue, carved on the popular double spiral motif [Buck, 1966, 276]. In this case there are only eyes carved on one side. The object is cut in half, with an overlap joint. There is a hole drilled in the spatulate convex distal end 6mm in circumference and 12mm in from the end. The shaft is slightly rippled indicating that it was carved with stone tools.

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: North Island, New Zealand, Oceania / Australasia, Pacific

: Central

: Maori

: 1820 (circa)

: 1820 (circa)