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Large Wahaika and Base

Large Wahaika and Base
Large Wahaika and Base

This stunning piece makes a great ornament, trophy or presentation piece. 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.

Our Large Wahaika is made from Kauri and hand carved here in New Zealand by local carvers using traditional techniques. It sits on a matching base.

To avoid offending any Iwi or tribal groups, the designs are generic and representative of common Maori and Island motifs.

Wahaika Size: 45 cm x 13 cm x 4 cm
Base Size: 50 cm x 14 cm x 4 cm

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Plus we gift wrap free of charge and include a hand written card with your personal message.

ENGRAVING - Base only 

Please allow an extra 3-4 working days for delivery. 
The cost for plain engraving is $2.80 per letter with a minimum cost of $28.00. 
The cost of natural Paua engraving is $3.50 per letter, minimum of $35.00. 

EG. If the name you want engraved is Hemi the cost will be $28.00 plain or $35.00 in Paua.
       Or Kiri Williams - 12 letters - $33.60 in plain or $42.00 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. We prefer to use Iowan font and Georgia Italic font.
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