Tara, or bird spear points, were made from bone, hardwood, pounamu (greenstone) or, in some cases, the spine of a stingray. The two on the left are bone, while the one on the right is wood. It is said that the tara kāniwha (barbed spear point) originated when Taranga told her son Māui, the legendary demigod, about it.
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