Pūtātara

Maker and role
Author/Artist: Brian Flintoff
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Description
Pūtātara made of wood and the Charonia cupax shell. Trawled from Awaroa Inlet. The opeculum is attached as an ornament. The feathers are tūī, the wood is Matai. The binding is of a traditional material Brian believes is known as ake kie kie, aerial root, from a local native vine.
Media/materials description
textile, general/shells
Measurements
0 - Whole = Length (mm) = 232mm
0 - Whole = Width (mm) = 89mm
0 - Whole = Height (mm) = 70mm
Other name and type
Alternate: Trumpet, Conch
Accession number
NPM2005.126.1

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