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Maori carved tokotoko, ceremonial walking or talking stick. Carved in 1809 and given to Mrs Whale. Stick has been broken at its mid point, however remains in good condition. There is a Tiki carving on either side of the upper most part, where the stick hooks at its top edge. There is an elaborate carved design down the shaft of the stick. The wood has been stained with a dark pigment. Carved into the surface of the tokotoko is the text "1809" and "HGD".
Signature/Marks and Type
1809 Engraved
HGD Engraved
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1809. Walking Stick [Tokotoko], 1980.29. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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