Nifo Oti (Ceremonial knife)

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
This is what is known as a nifo oti, it is a traditional and ceremonial blade made from one piece of wood. Consists of handle, flat blade and a carved hook from the back of the blade. The blade is decorated with flowers and small carved triangles arranged in lines.
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Media/Materials
Wood.
Measurements
752 x 128 x 33mm - LxWxD
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Collection
Department Collection Type
Object type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1967/173/3

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