Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Pōtaka tā (whip tops)

Pōtaka tā (whip tops)

These pōtaka tā (whip tops) are alongside a whip made of harakeke (flax) fibre. One is a double-pointed whip top.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: MA_B.001661
Photograph by Augustus Hamilton

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How to cite this page:

Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Flying kites, spinning tops and other games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/39359/potaka-ta-whip-tops (accessed 22 April 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013