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Kotiate On A Base

Kotiate On A Base

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Belonging to the Mere mere or short combat weapons group. The kotiate was a prized weapon and also favoured by chiefs when speech-making. It is a curiously shaped weapon, and noted for the carved notches on either side of the blade. The notches were used in a ripping action. The word kotiate literally means 'to divide, split in two'. Made in NZ from Tulip wood. Comes with a Koha (gift) of a 27cm x 27cm Korowai to use for presentation purposes.

32cm x 12cm x 2.4cm Kotiate 
40cm x 9cm x 3.5cm Base 

NZ Made and made by Maori carvers 

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