Polished kauri gum; 1992.264.1


Polished kauri gum

About this object

Piece of highly polished kauri gum, part of the largest collection of kauri gum in the world.

Medium and Materials

Kauri gum

Place Made

New Zealand

Subject and Association Description

A piece of gum typical of the quality of gum in the collection at The Kauri Museum. Most pieces were dug by gumdiggers and kept aside as they were too good to sell, then the diggers scraped and polished the pieces and often carved them into models andf made jewellery. The Kauri Museum collection is the largest in the world.

Object Type

Kauri Gum

Object number


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