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Description

Canoe (waka) in the form of a War Canoe (Waka Taua) with carved prow figure, and side strakes, bound with stern post (V.2008.96), wood and haliotis (paua) shell inlay: Oceania, Polynesia, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Bay of Plenty, Maori, c. 1820

Museum reference

A.UC.767

Collection

World Culture

Object name

War canoe

Production information

Unknown
Bay of Plenty Region, North Island, New Zealand, Polynesia

Date

c. 1820

Style / Culture

Polynesian
Maori

Materials

Wood, Haliotis (paua) shell

Physical description

Wood; sides carved with grotesque figures with eyes inlaid with mother of pearl

References

Knowles, Chantal (2013) Artifacts in waiting: altered agency of Museum objects. In: Reassembling the collection: Ethnographic museums and indigenous agency. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, Mexico, pp. 229-258. Stable, C., (2012). Maximum Intervention: Renewal of a Maori Waka by George Nuku and National Museums Scotland. Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies. 10(1), pp.8-18. DOI: <http://doi.org/10.5334/jcms.1011202>

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