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Snare, Bird, D56.132

Physical Description

Koruru head at axis of structure has koru pattern across forehead and face. Two holes drilled through both corners of mouth with feather quills supporting woven string attached to both ends of quill are crossed and tied in place. Hands and feet stylistically represented below head. Two feather quills placed through drilled hole at end of perch arm in upper head representation and bound in place with plaited string. Woven string attached via noose arrangement loops through drilled hole in forehead through to back of head to longer string which is itself connected by knots to a thicker woven string.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 40 x 355 x 245mm

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