Maker and Role
Author/Artist: Brian Flintoff
Porotiti carved from the whalebone of a whale named Tahi given to the artist by Ngati kuri. Its design comes from a series Flintoff did exploring the possibilities suggested by an old account described one with ears. This is played by looping the cord around ones hands and twirling it a little to start it spinning. By applying alternate pressure then relaxing the cord it will create a hum. Blowing gently on its vanes, it starts to sing.
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0 - Whole = Length (mm) = 97mm
0 - Whole = Width (mm) = 75mm
0 - Whole = Height (mm) = 5mm
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