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Pōria Kākā

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Ihaia Ryan Tauira (Student)
Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
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$140 NZD

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39mm x 30mm
3633IR
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Pōria Kākā are leg rings crafted from bone or stone used to keep pet kākā (parrots) from flying away.  The giant kaka parrot was used by the Maori to assist them during hunting. The bird was used as a decoy to capture other kaka parrots. As with many Maori items the kaka ring was both used as a tool as well as an adornment.