Our stunning Wakahuia is hand carved here in New Zealand.
Wakahuia are treasure boxes that are well carved and much treasured, being handed down from generation to generation.
They are surrounded by a halo of tapu, or sacred power, which is derived from the mana, or prestige, of former owners.
The tapu of a wakahuia is especially great because it will have held objects associated with the head such as pendants, combs and huia feathers.
Wakahuia often had knob-like handles on each end with which they were suspended from the roof for safe keeping.
Please note as each Wakahuia is individually carved the carving may vary with each one.
Size: 38cm x 14cm x 8cm high
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Plus we gift wrap free of charge and include a hand written card with your personal message.