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Name/Title
Type 2b (Duff). The stone type borders between Argillite and Greywacke with some areas of fine texture and other areas of more grainy quality. Grey green in overall colour with some thin dark streaks and bands of colour. the majority of surface is smooth. There are multiple flaking scars which are mostly concentrated near the edges though one large one is situated in the middle underblade area (major curved cutting edge side). More recent chips are evident on the cutting edge, one large chip on one corner of the cutting edge. Surface scratches evident from manufacture.
Accession No
PA2016.027

Name/Title
Easily recognisable overall shape with common appearance and proportions similar to the average stone pounder. Unusual diamond / pentagonal reke (handle knob) that is possibly the beginning of a face. No defined rebate area to denote the transition between the handle and body area. Four raised ridges running lengthways
Spots of blue, white and red paint on surface
Accession No
PA2016.025

Plain muka body with taniko borders on three edges (paepaeroa) and neck edge finished in blue and red wool. Top edge of broad taniko band along bottom is decorated with a twist of blue and red wool. Kaupapa worked in horizontal rows of whenu; 7 whenu to 1 cm. Ara spaced at 7mm intervals.
Accession No
PA2004.144

Name/Title
Brown polished Putorino made from wood cut in two halves and joined together. Head at each end - one carved. No hole at bottom end. Paua inserts forming eyes. Gapping mouth with drop lip tongue. Typical "Little" spiral at head. Rings of serrated paua on chin. Lips decorated with pakura motifs. Six lashings of kiekie-like bindings
Accession No
A94.708

Name/Title
Male free standing figure; raised arms; three fingers to side of head; face similar to A94.706; arms decorated with spiral scrolls; body rauponga; legs spirals and scrolls; male sex defined; back decorated; stands on high heels.
Accession No
A94.707

Name/Title
Female free standing figure. Notched eye-brows. Lenticular eyes made from paua. Arms raised with three fingers to side of head. Crescent notching at wrist. Body, legs and arms decorated with typical "Little" grooves and spirals. Stands on high heel shoes.
Accession No
A94.706

Name/Title
Polished brown wooden koauau. Three finger holes, two close to one end, the third close to opposite end. Simple small suspension lugs. Six paua shells serrated circular inserts. Decorated with pakura-like motifs in a crescent form.
Accession No
A94.704

Name/Title
Tekoteko figure made from wood. Sits on feet and buttocks. Full face moko incised. Decoration over front of body dominated by "Little" type spirals. Back undecorated. Face flat.
Accession No
A94.703

Name/Title
Ipu
Carved ipu made from wood. B: Large face beneath three spirals. Rest of ipu decorated with typical "Little" type spirals and scrolls. A: Lid has large lug with pakati notching over surface. Paua inserts of ring eyes and pakati on lips.
Accession No
A94.702

Name/Title
Slight tan coloured koauau made from wood. Completely covered with scrolls based on "Little" type spirals and suspension lugs. Unplayable.
Accession No
A94.701

Name/Title
Light brown korere (food funnel) made from wood. Decorated completely with "Little" spirals and pakati. Shallow funnel area.
Accession No
A94.700

Name/Title
Entire cloak made from toi (leaf from a mountain cabbage tree). Kaupapa worked in horizontal rows of whatu aho tahi (patahi). Three whenu to every 10mm. Ara unevenly spaced - averaging 20mm intervals. Ponga fibres approximately 140mm in length have been folded in half and woven like a feather into the kaupapa every fourth whenu on alternative rows (see notes).
Accession No
A79.957

Name/Title
Finely made light brown wood, probably copied. Notching variable. Many grooves on the side do not match pattern on the other two surfaces
Accession No
A77.196

Name/Title
Finely carved figure at butt end with paua serrated ring eyes; square suspension hole; blade and handle carved on both sides; decorated with alternating bands of notches and line; in the middle of blade are three paua circles.
Accession No
A77.195

Name/Title
Sperm whale tooth pendant. Black depressions for eyes. Four suspension holes. Cord attached.
Accession No
A77.184

Name/Title
Creamy white coloured sperm whale tooth. Two suspension holes. Lenticular eyes with stud in centre of tip. Two shallow holes for nostrils and smiling mouth. Surface slightly treated with blackish stain. Grinding or file marks visible
Accession No
A77.183

Name/Title
Waka huia made from wood. Dominated with "Little" type spirals. Lugs at ends in shape of mouth. Paua shell inserts for eyes. Small figure on lid. Flat base.
Accession No
A76.811

Name/Title
Decorated waka huia made from wood. Lid decoration divided at centre by thin band of notching. Each half of lid decorated with a large spiral, one with three grooves to the spiral the other with a single groove. Spirals sporadically notched.
Base: head at each end looking directly up-wards. Narrow elliptic eyes only, one with paua inserts and incised moko. Whole base similar to lid two large spirals separate at middle by single band of notching.
Accession No
A76.810

Name/Title
Finely carved waka huia made from wood. Lid end and lip has pakura motif. Centre of lip has long slim raised spine. Male figure 224 mm long. Figure decorated with spirals and rauponga. Base completely decorated with rauponga. Distintive"Little" broad grooves and inconsistently shaped notches.
Accession No
A76.809
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