Kotiate Pounamu SculptureSKU
A large handcrafted Kotiate (war club). Carved from beautiful Pounamu (New Zealand Greenstone), It also includes a wooden stand, presented with a live edge and rough/raw form to compliment the carving. It comes with a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
Created by featured artist Alex Sands.
Piece Alone: 285mm Tall (11.22") x 135mm (5.13")
With Stand: 370mm Tall (14.6") x 210mm (8.26")
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This is a one-of-a-kind piece so will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold.
Maori warriors were fierce fighters and in the close confines of New Zealand's dense bush, small hand weapons were the most practical to use.
The Kotiate with its unique violin shape has notches on the edge which were used to trap an enemy fighter weapon. They were often carved in stone or jade and were used like a knife with a stabbing movement so needed the strong wrist tether to keep them in the hand while fighting.
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