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New Zealand Ornaments and Decorations

Date

1844

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From the Collection

Description

There are seventeen original watercolours within this frame. Notes are as follows:

I. Pekapeka ear pendant.
II. A rare example of a mako taniwa (tiger shark tooth) crafted from greenstone (nephrite jade).
III. A small greenstone hei tiki neck pendant. This item was an offering at a Wahi tapu (sacred burial site) and therefore restricted.
IV. A large greenstone hei tiki neck pendant. This item was an offering at a Wahi tapu (sacred burial site) and therefore restricted.
V. Kuru, a greenstone ear pendant
VI. Kapeu, a greenstone ear pendant
VII. Mako taniwa (tiger shark tooth) ear pendant worn by a person of rank
VIII. The tail feather from a huia (Neomorpha Gouldii, bird) worn in the hair by chiefs or a person of rank
IX. Shell ear pendant worn by people of Cook Straight
X. Heru (wooden comb) worn in the hair by warriors
XI. Heru (wooden comb) worn in the hair by warriors
XII. A child at Te Rapa Lake
XIII. A fantail fly catcher (Rhipidura flabellifera) is worn hanging from the ear
XIV. Head of a huia (Neomorpha Gouldii, bird) is worn hanging from the ear
XV. Example of an embroidered pattern on the border of a kaitaka-ngore (cloak). Women embroider with a bone needle and takes years to complete.
XVI. Example of an embroidered pattern on the border of a kaitaka-ngore (cloak). Women embroider with a bone needle and takes years to complete.
XVII. The number has been included but no watercolour.
Credit line: AA8/6/29, GF Angas, South Australian Museum.

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Location

Lake Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand

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