Toki, Petrified Wood; 1800-1900; Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, ...

Name/Title

Toki, Petrified Wood

About this object

This Toki (adze) is unusual as it is made from petrified wood which can only be sourced in Southland from deposits found on the coast at Curio Bay. The Toki was an important cutting and digging tool for Maori and was used either as a hand tool or lashed to a wooden shaft.

Date Made

1800-1900

Period

1850s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Waikawa

Subject and Association Keywords

Māori

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed materials, stone

Measurements

h 185 mm x l 45 mm x d 25 mm

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WW. 1999.1379a

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Maori

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