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Fossilized Walrus Tusk Huia Feathers in Wakahuia by Kerry Thompson

  • $665

A stunning one of a kind large hand crafted set of two Huia feathers pendant carved in fossil walrus tusk by Kerry Thompson.  
This is a slightly contemporary take on a very special and traditional part of Maori culture.   

Complete with a plaited waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle, it also includes a wooden presentation box (Wakahuia)  and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.   

95mm Long (3.75 Inches)   

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

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The Huia is a now extinct bird whose feathers we so precious and sacred that they were worn as hair adornment by only the most high ranking Maori and only for ceremonial occasions with the feathers being stored in a specially carved wooden box when not being worn.  
A Maori treasure box is referred to as a Wakahuia which liberally means a sacred vessel containing Huia feathers.

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