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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
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

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa worked in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Aho spaced at eight mm intervals. Five whenu to every 10 mm. Single feathers attached every five whenu - every third row. Single strand of red wool along edges. Pheasant and domestic duck feathers cover front kaupapa.
Accession No
A79.998

Name/Title
A feather cloak of white and dark feathers forming box shapes .This cloak has a muka kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Aho spaced at 10mm intervals. Five whenu to every 10mm. Feathers woven in every fourth whenu. Feathers arranged in white rectangles or checker boxes edged in blue/black. Areas of Kaka and long tailed Cuckoo at lower side edges. The whole cloak edged in Kiwi feathers.
Accession No
A79.997

Muka kaupapa woven in vertical rows of whatu-aho-rua. Aho spaced at six mm intervals. Seven whenu to every 10 mm. A broad band of Taniko along hem worked in dyed muka and red wool - ten whenu to every 10 mm. Taniko patterns include Waharua, Kopito and Patikitiki with dividing lines of Haehae. Two narrow borders of Taniko worked in dyed muka and red wool at each side edge - nine whenu to every 10mm. Large triangles of Aonui divided by Haehae makes up the pattern Aramoana (the path to the sea).
Accession No
A79.995

Muka kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Aho spaced at 15 mm apart. 8 whenu to every 10 mm. Taniko pattern along bottom edge and two sides. Blue, pale yellow, cream and red triangles and arawhata/poutama designs. White and blue wool along hem.
Accession No
A79.993

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Aho spaced at 7-8 mm apart. 7 whenu to every 10 mm. Hukahuka in diamond shaped patterns . Kurupatu along edge of cloak. Green purple yellow and blue wool along base.
Accession No
A79.990

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Six whenu to every 10 mm. Aho spaced at nine mm intervals. Kaupapa decorated with karure. This korowai is unusual in that the top of the item is narrower than the hem. This could be accounted for by the weave which changes from whatu-aho-rua to whatu-aho-tahi 30 rows from the neck edge. backing support has been added
Accession No
A79.986

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-tahi. Four whenu to every 10 mm. Aho spaced at 20 mm intervals. Dyed muka hukahuka lie flat at neck edge and are spaced over kaupapa. The side and hem edges are decorated with looped muka.
Accession No
A79.971

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa worked in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Aho spaced at 20 mm intervals. Six whenu to every 10mm. Hatchings of natural semi-dressed (haku) flax with some squares of black and brown. Strands approx 80mm in length have been folded in half and woven into kaupapa on one whenu only. A thick fringe neck approx 80mm deep, which has been finished with thick four plait. The entire back is covered with reinforcing
Accession No
A79.968

Name/Title
Muka kaupapa woven in horizontal rows of whatu-aho-rua. Four whenu to every 10 mm. Aho spaced at every 10 mm intervals. A mixture of hukahuka and karure (tight and loosely twisted treads). Neck is trimmed with kurupatu approx 200 mm long. The hem and side edges are decorated with rectangles of paheke worked in natural and dyed muka.
Accession No
A79.967
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