Story: Pounamu – jade or greenstone

Pōria kākā – bird tethering ring (3rd of 3)

Pōria kākā – bird tethering ring

The pōria kākā was put around a bird’s leg, particularly the kākā parrot, which was used as a decoy to capture wild birds of the same species. Māori also wore these rings as neck or ear pendants.

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Reference: I.007423

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Pounamu – jade or greenstone - Implements and adornment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/7693/poria-kaka-bird-tethering-ring (accessed 23 November 2017)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006