Toki, Petrified Wood; 1800-1900; Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, ...
Toki, Petrified WoodAbout 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.
inorganic, processed materials, stoneMeasurements
h 185 mm x l 45 mm x d 25 mmObject Type
WW. 1999.1379aCopyright Licence
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