Hue Puruhau

Maker and role
Author/Artist: Brian Flintoff

Description
Hue puruhau, a dried gourd with the seeds removed. The sound of these instruments emulates that of the booming of a male Kakapo. This one has been given a delicate face and was carved while several kākāpō chicks were being reared in Nelson ready for release on Whenua Hou.
Media/materials description
textile, general/plant materials
Measurements
0 - Whole = Length (mm) = 255mm
0 - Whole = Diameter (mm) = 135mm
Collection
Other name and type
Alternate: Gourd
Accession number
NPM2005.126.6

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