NEW ZEALAND MAORI HAIR COMB Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
This Huia Tail Feather Heru (comb) is a stunning piece of art that is both functional and decorative. Hand-carved from wood, this comb stands 190mm tall and is 40mm wide, making it a perfect size for styling hair. It has eight teeth and a small paua shell inlay. The comb features a beautifully carved feather of the huia bird. This unique piece is a must-have for anyone interested in Maori culture or simply looking for a high-quality, handmade hair accessory.
The huia bird was a native species of New Zealand and held a special place in Maori culture. It was considered a taonga (treasure) and was highly respected for its intelligence, beauty, and the spiritual power of its feathers. Huia feathers were traditionally used to adorn important cultural items such as headdresses, cloaks, and ornaments, and were often given as gifts to mark special occasions or to show respect.
Huia feathers were also used in traditional Maori healing practices and were believed to have the power to bring good fortune and positive energy. In Maori mythology, the huia bird was associated with Hine-nui-te-pō, the goddess of death, and its feathers were believed to have the ability to protect against negative energies.
Unfortunately, the huia bird is now extinct, which makes it even more significant and special in Maori culture. Its legacy is preserved through the art, traditions, and cultural practices that continue to honor and celebrate its importance.
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