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Adze blade made of fine-grained black basalt and triangular in cross-section. Blade and cutting edge, as well as the sides, are smoothly polished.

Adze blade

basalt, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 15 cm, w. 4 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 362

Long adze blade, 14.5cm long, and made of a yellowish limestone. The upper and lower surfaces of the sharp edge are rectangular.

Adze blade ko’i

limestone, Hawaii, l. 23 cm, w. 4.5 cm (blade), h. 2.8 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 273

Adze blade made of hard black basalt stone with a rounded off neck, also rounded off lengthwise in cross-section.

Adze blade toki

basalt, New Zealand, l. 14.6 cm, w. 6.5 cm, Inv. Oz 286

Adze blade made of dark-coloured greenstone.

Adze blade toki pounamu

greenstone, New Zealand, l. 10 cm, w. 4 cm, Inv. Oz 288

Adze blade made of a light-coloured greenstone (a kind of Jasper or Nephritic stone) with four-edged cross-section and without shoulder neck.

Adze blade toki pounamu

greenstone, New Zealand, l. 12.5 cm, w. 6.3 cm, Inv. Oz 287

Large T-shaft stone axe with a handle made from medium brown hardwood and a blade made of fine-grained black basalt both tied together with coconut fibre.

Adze to’i

wood, basalt, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 56.5 cm (overall), l. 18.5 cm, w. 3.8 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 361

Large T-shaft stone axe with a handle made from medium brown hardwood and a blade made of fine-grained black basalt both tied together with coconut fibre.

Adze to’i

wood, basalt, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 53 cm (overall), l. 15.5 cm, w. 4.5 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 360

Small stone axe with a handle made from medium brown hardwood and a blade made of fine-grained black basalt both tied together with coconut fibre. The end of the T-shaft appears to be broken off.

Adze to’i

wood, basalt, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 43 cm (overall), l. 14 cm, w. 5 cm (blade), Inv. Hanover 1854, No. 3

Small stone adzes with round handle and knee made of a light brown, lightweight wood with a four edged blade made of basalt, firmly attached to the shaft with plaited coconut fibres.

Adzes toki

wood, basalt, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 35.5–39 cm, w. 3–4 cm (cutting edge), Inv. Oz 359

Stone adzes, with a round handle and knee made of a light brown lightweight wood with a four edged blade made of basalt, and attached to shaft with plaited coconut fibres.

Adzes toki

wood, basalt, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 35.5–39 cm, w. 3–4 cm (cutting edge), Inv. Oz 357

adzes, with a round handle and knee made of a light brown, lightweight wood with a four edged blade made of basalt, and firmly attached to the shaft with plaited coconut fibres

Adzes toki

wood, basalt, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 35.5–39 cm, w. 3–4 cm (cutting edge), Inv. Oz 358

Apron made of black plant fibres plaited into a long band.

Apron liku

plant fibre, Tonga, possibly, manufactured in Fiji, l. 47 cm, w. 60 cm, Inv. Oz 150

Apron made of coconut fibre, shell, fish teeth and scarlet feathers

Apron sisi fale

coconut fibre, shell, teeth, feathers, Tonga, l. 55, w. 36 cm, Inv. Oz 142

Apron made of plant fibre and hand-woven into fine netting that forms a stripe and chequered pattern.

Apron ta’ovala

plant fibre, Tonga, l. 27, w. 34 cm, Inv. Oz 147

A canoe ornament made of wood and coloured red. The carving features a human face with tongue extended and the larger face with inlaid mother-of -pearl eyes.

Architectural ornament

wood, paua shell, New Zealand, l. 30 cm, h. 7.8 cm, w. 6.5 cm, Inv. Oz 323

Arm or leg ornament made of the locks of curled human hair wrapped with fibres and set into a plaited band.

Arm or leg ornament ouoho

human hair, plant fibre, Marquesas Islands, w. 16 cm, h. 10 cm, Inv. Oz 112

Arrow case made of wood with a deep lid.

Arrow case

wood, Nootka Sound, northern Pacific, l. 98.5 cm (container),103.8 cm (lid), Inv. Am 686, 687

Arrows made of reed or bamboo with the point made from hard black wood.

Arrows

wood, plant fibre, Vanuatu, l. 97.5–159 cm, Inv. Oz 1145, 1263, 1264, 1517, 1212

Six arrows made of light coloured bamboo cane, each with a long blunt point made of hard, dark wood that is set into the shaft with a spike.

Arrows

bamboo, wood, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 77.4–80.4 cm, d. 0.5–0.7 cm, Inv. Oz 412–417

Five reed or bamboo arrows with  hardwood points.

Arrows ngahau

reed, wood, plant fibre, Tonga, various sizes, Inv. Oz 1261, 1514, 1515, 1512, 1513

Three short arrows made of fir wood, and a bone point with barbs cut out on one side. The shaft ends are wrapped with cherry bark strips and split feather quills.

Arrows tsee’hatte

wood, bone, cherry bark, feather quills, Nootka Sound, northern Pacific, l. 78.1–82.2 cm, Inv. Am 626–628

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