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Toki tara? (Adze, Hafted)

Pre 1937

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Toki tara?. Hafted adze. A toki (adze) triangular in cross section of toka kerekere (black basalt stone) lashed to a long ornately carved rakau (wooden) haft with tapeka puru akari (coconut sennit lashing) braided in a flat iri taki toru (3-ply braid). Haft is carved in rectangular sections with repeated triangular motifs. Haft is stained dark brown in colour.

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