Hand Carved Wahaika with Paua 21
Our Wahaika is made from Kauri and hand carved here in New Zealand by local carvers using traditional techniques.
It sits on a matching base which can be engraved.
It is carved on both sides, with the Paua 21 on one side only.
Please note there are always very slight differences in colours and carvings of hand carved products.
This type of weapon is ceremonial and practical. Waha-ika means the mouth of the fish. If you look at the shape of the weapon it looks like the shape of a whales' lower jaw bone. Many waha-ika have a small figure carved on the side. This figure would be a guardian to the owner and would often be a venerated ancestor.
Wahaika Size: 36.5 cm x 12 cm x 2.5 cm
Base Size: 40 cm x 3.3 cm x 9 cm
ENGRAVING - The base is carved on this Wahaika.
Yes this Wahaika base can be engraved - please allow an extra 3-4 working days for delivery.
The cost is $2.80 per letter with a minimum cost of $28.00.
Paua Engraving now available at $3.50 per letter, minimum of $35.00 per name.
EG. If the name you want engraved is Hemi the cost will be $28.00 plain or $35.00 in Paua, or if the name you want is Te Rongopai Mere the cost will be $39.20 in plain or $49.00 in Paua.
The number of letters in a name effects how big the name can be carved, choose between all capitals and upper and lower case.
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