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Potaka ta HC228

Wooden Pōtaka tā (whip top) and tā (whip) made from strips of harakeke (flax) fibre attached to a wooden handle. One is a double-pointed whip top. The whip is wound around the spinning top and then is pulled energetically to rotate the spinning top. Once the top is spinning, it is whipped so that it continues rotating. Traditional māori toy.

More information about Pōtaka Tā and other traditional māori games here >

date: 21st century replica of traditional toy

maximum dimensions: Pōtaka tā 160mm, tā (whip) 600mm

subject area: Taonga, Social Science, Technology, PE and Health

subject themes: Game, Leisure, Children, Toy, Māori, 

handling collection number: HC228

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