poi balls

Pair of ovoid poi balls, of plain coloured plant leaf, tied together with string. 102 x 45 mm

‘Wellcome’ catalogue card information found in archives of the Department of Africa, Oceania and The Americas at The British Museum on 5 October 2016 by Alison South. Scanned copy of card in ‘Wellcome’ section of the Horniman Historical files Accessions No. (Stores) 2536 Classification Z Group Section TOY MA Initials in top right hand corner H.M.M. Description of object POI BALLS. (1 pair.). Flax, used at dances. 4� diameter. Maori. Bought of St. 491/25_26/ix/1928 (Mr. Stow) Value 5/- At present Case No. 2534. (Number diagonally crossed through) To be placed K

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