Kōrero: Kauri gum and gum digging

Kauri gum (1 o 4)

Kauri gum

When gum is dug from the ground, it usually has an oxidised crust (right). The first step in polishing is to scrape off the crust using a knife until solid gum is revealed. This pendant has been polished on all sides – but often only one side of a piece is done, so the rough side shows through as an interesting background texture.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Carl Walrond, 'Kauri gum and gum digging - Origin and early uses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12944/kauri-gum (accessed 30 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007