Bowl – apira manu

Maker
Maranga
Description
Apira manu, bowl with frigate bird decoration at end. Carved by recognised expert of shell-inlay work, on island of Santa Catalina by maranga of Tafunikiau Village, Santa Catalina.
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Object detail

Maker
Media/Materials
Wood coated with traditional lacquer composed of charcoal mixed with resin. Nautilus shell inlay.
Measurements
185 x 420 x 138mm - HxWxD
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1973/49/41

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