NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE
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HEI TAIAHA WANA
The Hei Taiaha Wana is a commanding and beautifully crafted piece of art, expertly hand carved. Standing tall at 102mm high and wide at 33mm, this pendant is based on the carved tongue end of the Maori Taiaha weapon. The intricate engravings on the pendant showcase the skilled craftsmanship that has gone into its creation. The pendant also features paua shell inlays for the eyes. The adjustable cord allows the wearer to easily adjust the pendant to their desired length. Exclusive to Tuwharetoa bone, this carving is a unique and meaningful piece that would make a powerful addition to any collection.
A taiaha is a traditional weapon used by the Maori people of New Zealand. It is a long, slender wooden staff with a pointed end, and it is typically used in a style of martial art known as mau rakau. The taiaha is considered a symbol of authority and leadership within Maori culture, and it is often carried by high-ranking individuals such as chiefs or warriors. In addition to its use as a weapon, the taiaha is also an important cultural artifact and is often decorated with intricate carvings and designs that hold special significance. The taiaha is considered a sacred object within Maori culture, and it is treated with great respect and reverence.
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