poi (Māori taonga pūoro flax leaf balls used in dancing)

~ Percussion instrument


Flax leaf balls filled with seeds, swung around to create rhythmic and visual patterns. An important element in the dance also known as poi.


from: New Zealand
part of: taonga pūoro (Māori traditional instrument ensemble)
Wikidata: Q1163742 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SCMpoi.jpg [info]