NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
This stunning Maori wheku pendant is expertly hand carved from cattle bone, measuring 67mm high by 40mm wide. The pendant depicts the face of a fierce warrior, complete with a protruding tongue and intimidating facial features. The eyes of the warrior are inlaid with beautiful Paua shell, bringing life to the piece. This pendant is a powerful and unique piece of Maori inspired art that would make a great addition to any collection.
In Maori culture, a wheku is a decorative carving that represents a carved face or figure. It is often used as a decorative element on the gable of a meeting house, or wharenui, and is considered a symbol of the ancestors and the history of the Maori people. The wheku is typically carved from wood and is highly stylized, with exaggerated features and intricate details. It is an important part of Maori art and culture and is considered a sacred and powerful symbol.
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