About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Toys and Games; Performance
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1912 before
  • Materials
    Leaf (Bulrush (Typha augustifolia)); Fibre Textile; Technique: Woven
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, Taunton Museum, 1942
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    5.5 x 5.5 x 11.0 cm
  • Note
    Poi are used in a dance or game as a percussion instrument, tapping against the hands or body. They are usually made from Raupo (Bulrush).

    Acquired by Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, Taunton Museum, from Lieutenant EJ Jervis-Smith, in 1912.
  • Related people
    E J Jervis-Smith (Previous owner); Taunton Museum (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Taunton Museum

    Owned from: 1912
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1942
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • E J Jervis-Smith

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1912
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
No media found
Have 11 place tagsPage load time: 140 ms