H18.184

6.5 in HIGH x 5 in WIDE
(16.51 cm HIGH x 12.70 cm WIDE)
Society Islands
Gift of Mrs. Alma E. Smith
H18.184


Poi pounder, stone "See Dilley Collection - poi pounders" (gray notebook) "Classic Polynesian taro and breadfruit pounders made of coral and basalt." (J. Nason 9/93) "Poi Pounder stone. H - 6.5" W - (bottom) 5". Good condition. Society Islands."(warehouse card) "Poi pounder, Society Islands. `Penu' is the general term. Made of basalt. Classic T-handle bar type from Society Islands (but donor implies she collected it on Tubuai, Austral Islands)." (Roger Rose, 4/95)

Used: food preparation ~ poi

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