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Staff

Tokotoko or Orators staff. These were used in formal speech making, the highest art form in New Zealand, and therefore were also signs of authority. They would have been...

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Club

Greenstone Hand-Clubs, Mere Pounamu Mere pounamu, teardrop-shaped hand-clubs made of greenstone, are among the very most precious of all Maori cultural treasures. Pounamu greenstone, although often called jade in older Western...

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Mere pounamu

Mere pounamu was gifted to RAMM through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme in 2008. Teardrop-shaped hand-clubs made of greenstone, are among the very most precious of all Maori cultural treasures. Pounamu...

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Cloak

Maori garments are referred to as kākahu and has been made from natural fibres and dyes including the harakeke flax plant. This hand-made cloak (pihepihe) consists of cylindrical tags...

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Bag

A lacebark purse (kete hohere) with poi balls added at a later date....

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Cloak

Kaitaka cloak with taniko borders and sides. This is a fine cloak and would have been very prestigious. It is connected to Henry Phillpott who was killed at the...

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Cloak

Rectangular cloak of Maori flax (Phormium tenax) woven in double-pair twining, with taniko borders of supplementary twined threads in zigzags and triangles on sides and lower edge. Worn by...

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Taiaha

Staff with carved top in the form of a head with an elongated tongue protruding in a typical Maori gesture of defiance. This is both a fighting weapon and a...

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Bag

A bag (kete) made from kiekie, a climbing plant. This would have originally been black but is faded somewhat....

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Club

In combat, the tassel of feathers on the club (tewhatewha) was shaken to distract the opponent. The blow was then delivered by the back of the blade. Obtained by Montague...

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