Pūtātara

Maker and role
Author/Artist: Brian Flintoff
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Description
A pūtātara created from a Bursa bobo shell which has been selected for its similarity in size and weight to many of the traditional putatara found in museum collections. The mouthpiece is carved from Matai bound in place with cane. The decoration is of tui wing and paua.
Measurements
0 - Whole = Length (mm) = 293mm
0 - Whole = Width (mm) = 137mm
0 - Whole = Height (mm) = 115mm
Other name and type
Alternate: Trumpet, Conch
Accession number
NPM2005.126.3
Credit line
Pūtātara. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: NPM2005.126.3

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