Story: Kurī – Polynesian dogs

Bone necklace (1st of 2)

Bone necklace

From Curio Bay in the South Island, this necklace is made from kurī bones. The dogs’ bones were also used to make awls and pendants.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Kurī – Polynesian dogs - Uses of kurī', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16235/bone-necklace (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008