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Large Carved Wahaika - Wood Carvings

Large Carved Wahaika - Wood Carvings

Regular price $485.00
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Wahaika 45.5cm L x 14.5cm W

Base 50cm L x 13cm W

A Cloak (korowai) can be purchased for an additional $15 to go over the piece when presenting it to the intended recipient.

Made in NZ from sustainably harvested tulipwood

Belonging to the Meremere or short combat weapons group. Waha-ika means the mouth of the fish. If you look at the shape of the weapon it looks like the shape of a whale's lower jaw bone. Was used where quick in-fighting action required thrusting jabs. Wahaika has two vital components. The recess is used for piercing the stomach, and the figurine (guardian) to protect the user should he be attacked from behind.

WOOD GRAIN AND COLOUR MAY VARY TO THE ONE PICTURED. If you want a particular colour please ask and I will try to accommodate you with my stock.

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