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Carved Stone Maori Wahaika War Club

Carved Stone Wahaika War Club

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  • $3,250


A full sized hand carved traditional stone Wahaika war club resting on a wooden base.

This stunning and extremely rare work of art is hand carved in Onewa stone with bone inlays and is a collectors piece in the true sense.

This is a full sized war club and is perfectly formed and balanced so it is not just for show, it is the real thing and deadly in the right hands.

This Wahaika is from our own personal collection and will never be repeated so once sold it will be removed from our gallery forever.

Size:
360mm Long (14 Inches)

The Maori people being fierce warriors used a wide range of hand weapons.
The Wahaika is one of the many forms of fighting club used by Maori warriors and was reserved for only the highest ranking and most respected fighters. It is often given as a ceremonial piece on special occasions.
The carved figure on the edge represents either a sacred ancestor or the god of war. The Wahaika was held so that the figure faced the warrior so it could see over his shoulder to protect his back.

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