Aisnari (contribution post)

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Aisnari, contribution post in the house of the chief, Marafuta, who worships a particular ataro (spirit). Others worshipping the ataro with the same name hang their contribution on this post. Head of post in form of fish. Reflects the practice whereby offerings (or contributions) are left on a post, to a spirit (or ataro) which represents the clan to which one belongs. Different houses worship different ataro.
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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