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: E1098.a

: 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 with the popular double spiral motif [Buck, 1966, 276]. There is a tiny hole drilled in the proximal point roughly 2mm in circumference 10mm in from the end.

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: New Zealand, Oceania / Australasia, Pacific

: Maori