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Huge Patu by Ernesto Ovalle


A handcrafted New Zealand jade Patu sculpture with a traditional satin finish by featured artist Ernesto Ovalle

Comes with a thick braided cord on the handle and a detailed meaning of the carving. *piece does not come with the stand* 

295mm Long (11.6 Inches)
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This is a one-of-a-kind piece so will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold. 

Māori were honourable fighters in the close confines of New Zealands dense bush, small hand weapons were the most practical to use.
They were most often carved in stone or jade and were used like a knife with a stabbing movement so needed a strong wrist tether to keep them in the hand while fighting.

Nowadays there are used for ceremonial purposes at a Marae (Meeting house)

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