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Polygonum aviculare. Mākākaka. Wireweed. 

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Scraped and smoothed, then coiled up in water..to keep it soft and pliable. Might be soaked in oil for a while (possibly tītoki) prior to use. Used for tying the iho (cord) at birth (Best 1929).

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"A creeping plant found growing on sandy areas. it is not a climbing plant" (Best)

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28 May 2007
9 June 2020
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