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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