About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Toys and Games; Performance
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1968 before
  • Materials
    Leaf (Bulrush (Typha augustifolia)); Yarn Flax (NZ) (Phormium sp); Dye; Technique: Dyed
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs M D J James (nee Adams), 1981
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    8.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 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).
  • Related people
    M D J Mrs James ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • M D J Mrs James

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1981
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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