Summer Bloggin’ Day 34: Fluffy purple poi peep?

by LP

Yesterday I was at A Thing Outside My House and at a stand that sold all sorts of poi-related items, ran into this purple peep:

Purple poi thing

Anyone have any idea who/what it is? It did have a string attached to its head, so it might be a mega-fluffy poi, since (according to my dear friends at wikipedia) there’s also sock poi and fire poi? It was about 20 inches high, so I’m not quite sure if it would be practical to swing it around? And on a more serious note: Is poi even a thing that non-Maori people SHOULD be doing, like, at all? Is it obvious that I am thinking about things too much again? *shuffles off in the direction of bed*