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ID: 700001743Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Pirori (cord drill) (pirori; Unknown; undetermined; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; registration number: ME000981)
Note: Awiri or tuwiri (also known as the pirori) was a cord drill that Maori used to create holes in hard materials such as basalt, pounamu (New Zealand greenstone) or bone. The holes were made by applying downward pressure and a twirling motion by pulling cords, creating friction at the drill point to bore through solid material. Making holes in hard materials especially important in the manufacture of pounamu adornments and suspension holes in wrist weapons.
Pirori (cord drill) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
Term Not Found (AAT Candidate) (preferred)
drill (tool) [300024679]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name), Tools and Equipment (hierarchy name), equipment, <equipment by process>, drilling equipment, drilling tools)

tools and implements (preferred)

Creation Date: undetermined

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
craftsman unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Creation: North Island [1008380] New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: registration number: ME000981
Credit Line: Fischer Collection. Purchased early 1900s
Display Materials: wood, stone, muka
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
stone (worked rock) [300011176]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock (inorganic material), <rock by form>)
Term Not Found
....... (AAT Candidate)

Dimensions: Overall: 348 (Height) x 170 (Width) mm
General Subject:
object (utilitarian) (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Pirori (cord drill)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-); accessed 17 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 17 August 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 17 August 2012
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