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Toki Poutangata by Nick Balme

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  • $995


A stunning traditional Maori style Toki Poutangata with a bound flower jade blade and carved wooden handle by Nick Spicer Balme.
It sits gently on a removable basalt boulder.

Size:
It stands 275mm (10.8 Inches) tall.

This is a one of a kind collectors piece so will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.

Includes Free International Express Courier Delivery World Wide.   

The Toki Poutangata is a ceremonial adze used to make the first cuts when carving a sacred sculpture for a meeting house or felling a great tree used to carve a special Waka or great canoe.
It is a symbol of authority and leadership within the tribe so was only carried by the chiefs and other very important members of a tribe so they became very sacred Taonga as they were passed down the generations.

 

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