Story: Kūmara

Ketu (3rd of 4)

Ketu

The ketu was a small paddle-like tool, used for loosening the soil around kūmara plants. It was also known as the pīnaki or wauwau.

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How to cite this page:

Peter Adds, 'Kūmara - Tools and storage pits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17366/ketu (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Peter Adds, published 24 Nov 2008