- Museum number
Toy formed from lengths of thin coconut leaf folded to form an offset cruciform shape; further cruciform leaves wrapped around centre, through which a long strip of folded coconut midrib is passed, which narrows and has loose knot tied near perforation in leaves.
- Production date
Length: 17 centimetres (along cane)
Length: 12.70 centimetres (along leaf)
Width: 0.70 centimetres (canes bunched together)
Width: 0.80 centimetres (leaf strip)
- Curator's comments
- Expedition label stamped 'DANIELS ETHNOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITION' written in red ink reads: 'HULA Childs toy, pin wheel. PŪLI = toy. Handle coconut stem (broken to pack).' Comment by Heather Donoghue, Ph.D candidate, UEA, 2020.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired during the Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number