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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

Bronze exterior archway- Cast bronze, solid bases (whakawae) with a fretwork of spirals and figures decorating the lintel (pare).
Carved interior doors- Carved totara timber panels depicting ancestral figures with the Tuara kuri pattern (notch pattern) as the main infill used on the arms, legs and vertical frieze. The carved panels separate the four large colour steel painted panels that have stylised matakupenga (net) patterns using a painted repetitive "notch" which is derived from the carved tuara kuri pattern.
The interior Tupuna (from left when facing)
Rangi Rārunga (m), Tarawhakauka (F), Ruaroa (m), Te Whiti Rongomai (1st), Te Aniwaniwa (m), Rongouaroa (f), Te Rangi Āpitirua (m)
Accession No
PA2012.124

Name/Title
A representational early dairy factory cream can, made from turned and relief carved from swamp kauri. Inscribed with the words "The Cream Off The Top". Two brass handles on the sides with a iron/steel handle on the lid. Relief carving encompassing the middle circumference including four serpentine figures 3 with paua eyes, three figures are pierced by representational survey pegs, and a map outline of the Taranaki province with mountain peak. Above and below the serpentine figures are uncarved raised sections inlayed with another timber with surface motifs of Mount Taranaki, a cannon, a dairy cow, a bleeding heart pierced by an arrow, a feather, a tractor, a musket and a Christian cross.
In some areas large cracks in the timber have been filled with a wood filler (yellowish). The lid is representational and does not detach.
Accession No
PA2010.203

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
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
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