The porotiti is a disc, often beautifully shaped and ornamented, which can be spun on twin cords to create a mysterious humming accompaniment to singing or other music. These examples are made from wood, pounamu (greenstone) and bone. Listen to the porotiti being played.
Using this item
Jade and Bone
Photograph by Brian Flintoff
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Sound courtesy of Richard Nunns and Bob Bickerton