On display

A lid for a boat-shaped waka huia (treasure box), with rounded, tapered ends. All carved decoration is on the outside of the lid. The main design elements are koru (bulbed hook shapes) and diagonal linear elements formed by sets of three ridges. These are superimposed on diagonal and lengthways rauponga (several parallel ridges and grooves with a notched ridge in between). There are four sets of ridges with long pakati (dog's tooth notches) between them across the central area, bounded by koru and crescent segments. The central area may have been repaired.