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Small narrow wand made of wood coated with the skin of a dog’s tail wrapped with a string made of a plant material.

Tabooing wand ko’o ko’o lua

wood, dog tail skin, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 117 cm, Inv. Oz 1257

Wand made of pointed wood which is coated with the skin of a dog’s tail.

Tabooing wand ko’o ko’o lua

wood, dog tail skin, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 57.8 cm, Inv. Oz 245

Tufts of dog hair bundled together into twenty-two tassels and tightly wrapped both length-wise and crosswise with fine coconut fibre threads and threaded onto a stick.

Tassels of hair

dog hair, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 10–15 cm, Inv. Oz 432

Tufts of dog hair bundled together into twenty-two tassels and wrapped with fine coconut fibre threads on three strings made of light and medium brown and black plant fibres.

Tassels of hair

dog hair, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 10–15 cm, Inv. Oz 434

Tufts of dog hair bundled together into thirteen tassels and tightly wrapped both length-wise and crosswise with fine coconut fibre threads and threaded onto a stick.

Tassels of hair

dog hair, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 10–15 cm, Inv. Oz 433

Tattooing comb made of wood and plant fibre. The blade is made from bone.

Tattooing comb

wood, bone, plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 11.9 cm (handle), 3 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 438

Tattooing comb made of wood and plant fibre. The blade is made from bone.

Tattooing comb

wood, bone, plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 10.4 cm (handle), 2.2 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 437

Tattooing comb made of wood and plant fibre. The blade is made from bone.

Tattooing comb

wood, bone, plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 10.3 cm (handle), 3 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 439

Tattooing comb made of wood and plant fibre. The blade is made from bone.

Tattooing comb

wood, bone, plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 15.5 cm (handle), 3.3 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 436

Tattooing mallet made of wood.

Tattooing mallet

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 42.5 cm, l. 12.9 cm (striking surface), w. 5.3 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 441

Tattooing mallet made from a piece of brown wood. Its long rounded handle thickens at the holding end and tapers towards the slightly concave striking surface

Tattooing mallet

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 46.5 cm, l. 13.2 cm (striking surface), w. 5.6 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 440

Jewellery & Adornment made from reddish-brown and blackish-brown tortoise shell discs arranged on a string.

Tortoiseshell discs tuinga kula

Tonga, d. 0.6–1.4 cm, Inv. Oz 189

Medium-brown wood box made from a hollowed-out tree trunk with a rectangular opening.

Treasure box

wood, probably uru (breadfruit), Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 97 cm, w. 21 cm, h. 15 cm, Inv. Oz 349

Two bands  made of plaited flax and wound up.

Two bands

plaited flax, New Zealand, w. 0.6–0.9 cm, Inv. Oz 308, 309

Two curved boar tusks, white, but with a light yellow colouration in several places.

Two boar tusks nifo puaka

Tonga, l. 14–16.5 cm, Inv. Oz 171, 172

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