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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

Name/Title
A tightly woven flax basket, squarish shaped. Single thick handle of twisted muka. Serrated top edge
Accession No
PA2009.046

Name/Title
A tightly woven flax basket, squarish shaped. Single thick handle of twisted muka. Serrated top edge
Accession No
PA2009.045

Name/Title
A elliptical shaped flax basket. Takirua kaupapa of the weave. Three evenly spaced serrated borders- at the top, which forms the opening, also at 2/3 and 1/3 of the height. Thick handle of harakeke whiriwhiri
Accession No
PA2009.044

Name/Title
A squarish shaped flax basket. Takirua kaupapa of the weave. Single thick handle of harakeke whiriwhiri
Accession No
PA2009.043

Name/Title
Rectangle shaped flax kete. Bands of yellow pattern travelling diagonally forming a diamond. Takirua kaupapa of the weave. Serrated border at top
Accession No
PA2009.042

Name/Title
Rectangle shaped flax kete. Bands of brown pattern travelling diagonally. Takirua kaupapa of the weave. flat finish at top
Accession No
PA2009.041

Name/Title
Large rectangle shaped flax kete. Bands of brown pattern travelling diagonally. Takirua kaupapa of the weave. flat finish at top
Accession No
PA2009.040

Name/Title
Rectangle shaped flax kete. Three bands of brown zigzag pattern travelling diagonally. Takirua kaupapa of the weave. Serrated border at top
Accession No
PA2009.039

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Six whenu to every 10mm. Aho spaced at approx eight mm intervals. Middle feathers are kiwi? spaced widely apart in single file. Tui, kaka and unknown white feathers along edges and bottom. Brown and black trimming loops.
Accession No
A95.103

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Aho spaced at approx 10 mm intervals. Seven whenu to every 10 mm. Black muka tassels along top edge and middle of foundation. Tanekaha, karamu and paru muka interlaced down side edges.
Accession No
A95.101

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

A metal stamp consisting of a wide, thick, round base, an angled square of greenstone on top of the base, and a long, tapering, round handle with three fern leaves attached. Joined to the base through the greenstone. The stamp bears the following"21511 Pres" on top of the base, "He Koha Na Heeni Te Rau Me Tona Iwi Me Te Atiawa" around the side of the base, and "Hiri O Te Kotahitanga O Nga Iwi O Waitotara Ki Parininini" on the bottom of the base along with a picture of Mt Taranaki with "Taranaki" across it and a Maori waka at sea. A piece of paper states - official seal of the Maori record, printed from 1905 to 1907. The stamp comes in a blue plush lined wooden box along with a leather case and ink pad.
Accession No
A82.735

Name/Title
Wool kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Six whenu to every 10 mm. Aho spaced at seven mm intervals. Multi-coloured wool along two sides. Dark brown wool along top edge. Lines of red ,blue, pink and green along bottom edge. Brown karure covers front-side.
Accession No
A81.824

Name/Title
Wool kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Aho made from muka spaced at 13 mm intervals10 whenu to every 10 mm. Pheasant feathers woven in singularly on every seventh whenu, which have been applied to each row and spaced alternately. A kiwi trim at the neck edge and kereru side borders are placed every six whenu. All feathers have been woven in only once and not in the usual manner.
Accession No
A81.709

Name/Title
Wool kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Multitude of squares and multicoloured stripes along edges and bottom.
Accession No
A80.279

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa worked in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Five whenu to every 10 mm. Single feathers woven at random over kaupapa. Plaited at top and fringed at the hem.
Accession No
A79.999
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