A carved koauau that can still be played. According to Maori belief it is said that the universe was sung into existence and that it belongs to the realm of Tawhirimatea, the deity or atua of winds and storms.

Object Summary

Museum Number E1317
Simple Name flute
Full Name flute
Collection Country New Zealand
Common Name flute
Production country New Zealand
Material wood
Collection class Musical instruments
Collection continent Oceania
Collection area/region Australia and New Zealand
Production continent Oceania
Production year high 1860
Function name musical instrument