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ID: 700001746Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Nguru (nose flute) (wind instrument; Unknown; 1800-1900; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; OL000021)
Note: The carving on this large, wooden nguru (nose flute) is consistent with the Northland carving style. It features sinuous design patterns of haehae (double parallel grooves) with pakati (dog tooth pattern) notching, and stylised humanistic faces. The note-stops are countersunk with paua (New Zealand abalone) shell inlay, and paua shell inlay also decorates the body of the instrument. The nguru also has an attached cord with a small muka (flax fibre) poi (ball) on the end for cleaning the bore.
Titles:
Nguru (nose flute) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
wind instrument [300042274] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Sound Devices (Hierarchy Name), sound devices (equipment), <sound devices by function>, musical instruments)
nose flute [300042517]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Sound Devices (Hierarchy Name), sound devices (equipment), <sound devices by acoustical characteristics>, aerophones, flutes (aerophones), duct flutes)

Classifications:
musical instruments / equipment (preferred)

Creation Date: 1800-1900

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: OL000021
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Creation: New Zealand [1000226] Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: wood, muka fibre
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
Term Not Found
....... (AAT Candidate)
woodcarving [300054089]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <processes and techniques by material>, <woodworking and woodworking processes and techniques>, woodworking)

Dimensions: Overall: 143 (height) x 55 (width) x 50 (depth) mm
General Subject:
object (utilitarian) (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Nguru (nose flute)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=210281; accessed 16 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 16 August 2012
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