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Description
Pūpū harakeke. This brown, pointed shell with five rings around it, is recently from a flax snail. The empty shell is blown like a kōauau to create a special song. This is like the fairy music created by the Kauri snail turning the lip of their shell into the breeze and creating and eerie whistle.
Object type
Media/materials description
textile, general/shells
Measurements
0 - Whole = Length (mm) = 74mm
0 - Whole = Width (mm) = 31mm
0 - Whole = Height (mm) = 24mm
Other name and type
Alternate: Shell, flax snail
Accession number
NPM2005.126.32

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