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Toki Kohatu HC87


A type 2A stone adze, quadrangular in shape and very smooth with symmetrical sides. No signs of flaking. Minor chips along cutting edge, evidence of technique used to cut the stone on right hand edge.

The most important tools for the early Maori were adzes (toki). The stone adze heads were lashed to a wooden handle and used in working wood, including canoe building.

This particular example shows evidence of the method used to cut the stone.

date: 1600

maximum dimension: 100mm

subject area: Maori and Pacifica, The Arts, Social Science, Technology

subject themes: New Zealand, Maori, Tools

handling collection number: HC87

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