Ororuarangi - Flute made of wheua/ animal bone

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Author/Artist: Brian Flintoff
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Description
Ororuarangi. This flute can also be blown trumpet-like as a putorino and the only ones seen have been from toroa bone. This toroa was washed up in the estuary and has been given a delicate moko kawae. It is accompanied by a small whale carved from a whale tooth from Rekohu these two being symbolic of the great travellers of the oceans. This measures
Media/materials description
textile, general/whale toothbone
Measurements
0 - Whole = Length (mm) = 65mm
0 - Whole = Width (mm) = 23mm
0 - Whole = Height (mm) = 16mm
Accession number
NPM2005.126.21

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