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 or Tawa 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.
Size: 50 cm x 22 cm x 14 cm (20" x 7.8" x 5.5")
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Plus we gift wrap free of charge and include a hand written card with your personal message.
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.