Object photography

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Object description

  • Maori artist
  • Patu onewa (Stone club)
  • Stone, flax
  • Aotearoa (New Zealand)
  • L: 13 1/2 in, W: 4 in, D: 1 1/2 in (L: 34.3 cm, W: 10.2 cm, D: 3.8 cm)
  • Gift of William P. Richardson, 1807
  • E5530


East India Marine Society Collection


This is a Maori short club or patu onewa. It has four fluted grooves at the end of the grip and a flat braided cord (tau) loop of flax.