This is a replica of a snare used to catch kākā. As the bird lands the noose is drawn tight, trapping it. The snare, attached to a pole, is then unhooked from the tree and taken down. Then the bird is killed, and the snare is reset and put back on the tree.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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