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Maori Wooden Tekoteko Sculpture From New Zealand

Carved Tekoteko Sculpture


A carved traditional wooden Tekoteko sculpture.

280mm Tall (11 Inches)
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Tekoteko represents the human form which can be either freestanding, attached to the gable of a whare (house) or carved into the central poles of the great meeting houses. Tekoteko are often carved in a defiant stance with a protruding tongue, and holding a mere or taiaha, to ward off intruders. Tekoteko often have eyes made of paua shells and can range in size from a few inches to the full height of a building similar to the North American Indian Totem poles.

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