Social & Cultural History :
Object Name:
Club
Object ID:
2013.400.131
Description:
Stone Patu Muka or flax pounder. Used by early Maori people to pound the inner part of the flax leaves after they had been soaked, prior to using the fibres for weaving. Recovered in 1973 in Reikorangi, during the construction of a rural airstrip.
Title:
Patu Muka/Flax Pounder
Dimensions:
H—8.5 W—6 L—22.5 Dia—4.7 cm
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