About this object

Two elongated balls, leaf or stem-covered, each with a twisted fibre cord at one end. They are tied together. Natural colour with dyed green strips on the balls.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Toys and Games; Performance
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Not recorded
  • Materials
    Rush (Typha augustifolia); Yarn Flax (NZ) (Phormium sp); Dye; Technique: Dyed
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Donor unknown
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    4.0 x 8.0 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).
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